Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to build a strong momentum ahead of the north London derby against Arsenal as they face AFC Bournemouth on Thursday. The Lilywhites have not been the most impactful teams in the Premier League this year. However, they are coming on the back of a lucky 1-0 win over Everton on Monday, which should give them the confidence they need to topple the Cherries this midweek.
Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs AFC Bournemouth
The win over Everton finally marked the introduction of Toby Alderweireld in the starting lineup. The Belgian played a key role as well, helping Tottenham retain a much-needed clean sheet.
He is, therefore, guaranteed to start ahead of Davinson Sanchez at centre-back while the likes of Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth are out injured. That means Alderweireld should once again form the central defensive partnership alongside Eric Dier.
Jan Vertonghen is always an option at left-back. But, Ben Davies’ impressive performance in the last game means the Welshman is a favourite to retain his role despite games coming thick and fast.
As for Serge Aurier, he doesn’t have any competition at right-back, with Foyth injured and Kyle Walker-Peters spending time on loan at Southampton. And Hugo Lloris starting in between the sticks means the Spurs defence is set to remain unchanged.
Harry Winks is more than expected to feature against Bournemouth, having starred in the last game. It is rather unfortunate for the likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Oliver Skipp, though, as both of these individuals have found it difficult to impress Jose Mourinho.
Nevertheless, Winks is set to partner Moussa Sissoko in the double-pivot. The two had been pretty successful against Everton, although Sissoko does need to improve on his technical qualities.
With Tottenham due to play Arsenal on the weekend, Mourinho is set to ring in the changes in the attack and rest some of his key players.
Son Heung-Min, for one, could be given a much-needed breather, meaning he could be making way for new signing Steven Bergwijn. The Dutchman is set to operate as a left-winger, with Lucas Moura being deployed on the opposite flank. In the number ten role, we could Giovani Lo Celso making way for Erik Lamela.
And finally, the Tottenham Hotspur attack is set to spearheaded by Harry Kane even though he has been a regular since the restart. He will be hoping for a better performance, though, having endured a difficult time against Everton.