Aurier, Sissoko And Bergwijn Set To Return | Predicted 4-3-3 Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Fulham

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Fulham - Sissoko is hoping to return.
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Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to get back to winning ways when they play hosts to Fulham on Wednesday. The Lilywhites have drifted off a little following an exceptional start to their campaign, as they are winless in their last four Premier League matches. Their most recent mishap came against Wolves, with Spurs conceding yet another late goal. So a win this midweek could be imperative as Jose Mourinho’s men look to recover their momentum.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Fulham

Defence

Mourinho is expected to make a few alterations from the side that drew with Wolves on Sunday. He is also likely to revert to a more traditional back-four, with Davinson Sanchez making way for Toby Alderweireld. The Belgian should renew his central defensive partnership alongside Eric Dier, with Ben Davies being sacrificed from the starting eleven.

Elsewhere, Matt Doherty wasn’t particularly impressive against Wolves. He could thus make way for Serge Aurier in the right-back position while Sergio Reguilon is almost a guaranteed starter on the opposite flank. The same can be said for Hugo Lloris as well, with the Frenchman hoping to continue his good form in between the sticks.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Fulham - Aurier could be back.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho congratulates Tottenham Hotspur’s Ivorian defender Serge Aurier after the UEFA Champions League Group B football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympiakos at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London, on November 26, 2019. – Tottenham won the match 4-2. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)

Midfield

As far as the midfield is concerned, Moussa Sissoko is expected to make his way back into the starting lineup, at the likely expense of Harry Winks. The Frenchman should renew his partnership with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the double-pivot.

Tanguy Ndombele, meanwhile, is a favourite to start in the advanced midfield role. He was one of the best performers in the Wolves game, using his quick feet and technical prowess to good effect. However, Mourinho does have the option of deploying Erik Lamela, in case he does prefer some rotation this midweek.

Attack

In the attacking department, Gareth Bale’s struggles with fitness continue to haunt Tottenham as the likes of Steven Bergwijn or Lucas Moura have provided very little threat in the final third.

Yet, Mourinho has no option but to deploy Bergwijn in the wide attacking role alongside Son Heung-Min this midweek, with Harry Kane spearheading the attack for the hosts. Moura, on the other hand, is starting to fall down the pecking order recently, so the Brazilian will be keen on making an impact should he get the opportunity to impress as a substitute.

Jack O’Brien

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