Tottenham Hotspur started the season brightly and it felt like Mauricio Pochettino can finally break the title drought which the London club is facing. However, a demoralising loss against Manchester United in Fa Cup semi-finals means that their drought would continue. They will be desperate to end their season on a strong note to ensure some positivity among the fans.
Spurs will be taking on Watford this game week and will be desperate for full three points as they have dropped points in their last two matches. Manchester City continued their juggernaut in the Premier League as they ran over the Londoners 3-1. Spurs then played out a tame draw against Brighton. On the back of such results, Chelsea is close on their heels and any more slip up can be costly for them.
The Hornets, on the other hand, are pretty much secured about their future as they sit on 12th. They haven’t got much to play for and it seems that is reflecting in their last few results as they are without a win in their last six games and have picked up just two points in that period. They can still finish in the top 10 if they can string some good results, however, their task will be cut out against the much formidable Spurs side.
The North London outfit has no major injury concerns. However, Danny Rose and Harry Winks are unavailable for this game due to injuries. Apart from them, Pochettino will have a full roster to select from.
Here is how Tottenham will most likely lineup
The club captain Hugo Lloris will be in goal and will be protected by the centre-back pairing of Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez. Toby Alderweireld time at Spurs seems to be coming at an end as Pochettino hasn’t preferred him even when he is back from injury. With Danny Rose out of the tie, Ben Davies will start from the left-back and Kieran Trippier will take his usual right-back role.
Moussa Dembele and Eric Dier will start in the middle of the park and their job will be to orchestrate attacks for their team and break up play when the opposition is on the offensive. The attacking output from midfield will be provided by Son Heung Min, Dele Alli and the ever impressive Christian Eriksen.
Harry Kane will be leading the attack for the Londoners. He is currently behind Mohamed Salah in the golden boot race as the Egyptian winger has gone five goals ahead of him. However, one cannot count the English forward out as he scored two hattricks in the last two games of the season last year.