Tottenham Hotspur travel to John Smith’s stadium for their game against Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday. If the North London outfit register a win, they will break the club record for highest successive away wins.
The previous record was 5 wins in a row and Tottenham have equalled that particular record. The game against the new boys won’t be easy by any means, with David Wagner’s side having already kept four clean sheets this season. The Lilywhites have an excellent record against promoted sides, having won 18 of the last 19 fixtures. Below is Tottenham’s predicted lineup:
Hugo Lloris is sure to occupy the space between the sticks for Tottenham. The Frenchman has made some errors recently which could have proved costly but thankfully for Spurs, all were eventually dealt with.
With Serge Aurier suspended after receiving a red card against West Ham, Kieran Trippier is sure to start at the right-back spot. Ben Davies will occupy the left-back position, having made that position his own with Danny Rose out injured.
Davinson Sanchez will have Belgian teammates on either side at the centre of three at the back formation. The trio has performed quite well in the recent games, although Sanchez has been exposed of his inability to deal with pace. Alderweireld and Vertonghen, on the other hand, have been exceptional, to say the least, making important tackles and interceptions.
With Moussa Dembele and Victor Wanyama out injured, Eric Dier will be the lone figure in the central midfield and will have the onus of stopping Huddersfield on the counter. Moussa Sissoko is likely to be given the freedom to add numbers to attack or defence depending on the need. Sissoko has improved over the last few games after a really underwhelming debut season at Spurs. Tottenham will have to continue with this particular pivot as they are quite thin in terms of options.
Up ahead, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli will be deployed as attacking midfielders. The Danish playmaker is fit to play the game after missing out on the midweek clash due to illness. Eriksen has been excellent for Spurs and has been quite consistent over the last few games, while Dele Alli has received flak for his reduced influence on the game.
Harry Kane will be the lone striker upfront. The 24-year-old got a hat-trick in the midweek Champions League game against APOEL Nicosia and will be raring to go. He might often drop deep to drag along a defender or two for Eriksen and Alli to exploit the space.
Lineup: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Alli, Kane.