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Reguilon To Make The Bench | Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Newcastle United

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Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to continue their excellent run of form when they take on Newcastle United on Sunday. The Lilywhites are coming with two back to back wins over Southampton and Shkendija respectively. However, they lost their opening home match to Everton, so Jose Mourinho’s men will be looking for a victory this time around.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Newcastle United

Defence

Mourinho may once again opt to bench Toby Alderweireld, especially following a trip to Skopje in midweek. Eric Dier is most likely to return to the side, partnering Davinson Sanchez at the heart of Tottenham’s four-man backline.

There might be changes elsewhere as well, with Joe Hart making way for Hugo Lloris in goal. Similarly, we could expect Matt Doherty to replace Serge Aurier at right-back, even though the Ivorian was excellent in the win over Shkendija in midweek.

New signing Sergio Reguilon was suffering from an ankle problem, preventing him from making the trip to Skopje. However, the Spaniard might be available this weekend and could even start on the bench, with Ben Davies likely to retain his place at left-back.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Newcastle United - Dier to return.
Tottenham Hotspur’s English defender Eric Dier (L) attends a team training session at Tottenham Hotspur’s Enfield Training Centre, in north London on March 9, 2020, ahead of their UEFA Champions League Last 16 second-leg football match against RB Leipzig. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Midfield

Tanguy Ndombele has performed well over the past couple of matches. However, the Frenchman is unlikely to start this time out, meaning we should expect Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg to return to the side.

The Dane is most likely to form the double-pivot of Tottenham’s 4-2-3-1, alongside Harry Winks, who will operate in the deepest role in midfield looking to contribute to the build-up from the back with his clinical passing. Hojbjerg, meanwhile, could be critical in creating turnovers in the middle of the park.

As for Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko, they will provide further options for Mourinho in midfield.

Attack

Mourinho is likely to ring in the changes in attack.

Son Heung-Min is in blistering form, notably scoring four goals in the last Premier League match. He also scored against Shkendija and is the only player likely to retain his place in the side, as far as the offensive unit is concerned.

The South Korean international might have to shift back to his left-wing role, however, in order to make way for Harry Kane. Lucas Moura is the other wide player as Spurs continue to miss out on the services of marquee signing Gareth Bale through injury.

One last change in attack will come in the number ten slot, where Giovani Lo Celso is a favourite to replace Dele Alli.

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