Tottenham Hotspur have the opportunity to secure a third-straight league triumph when they entertain Newcastle United at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The north London side have been hampered in the attack front with key injuries to Dele Alli and Harry Kane but they have still managed to maintain the third position with a seven-point advantage over the teams outside of the Champions League places.
Hugo Lloris has been the first-choice between the sticks for the Premier League duties this term and the skipper should retain his position against the Magpies. In the defence, Pochettino is likely to stick with the three-man backline from the previous matchday and this should witness Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez take up the central defensive positions.
Ahead of them, Kieran Trippier is likely to replace Serge Aurier in the right wing-back spot and he should be accompanied by Danny Rose in the opposite direction with Ben Davies still on the sidelines through injury.
In the centre of the park, Moussa Sissoko should feature for the second-straight game after his recent return from a knee injury and the Frenchman is likely to once more partner Harry Winks, who has progressed into a vital figure at the heart of the midfield amid the fitness setbacks for other players.
Further forward, Christian Eriksen should make the starting XI from the number 10 role with the likes of Heung-min Son and Fernando Llorente featuring ahead of him in a two-man frontline. The duo contributed a goal apiece during the comeback triumph over Watford and they will be expectant to produce more of the same against the Magpies in Harry Kane’s injury absence.
Predicted Spurs XI (3-4-1-2): Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Kieran Trippier, Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks, Danny Rose, Christian Eriksen, Heung-min Son and Fernando Llorente