4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup Vs Sheffield United (Tottenham Hotspur players are seen in the photo)
Tanguy NDombele of Tottenham Hotspur receives medical attention during the Carabao Cup Semi Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 05, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur will lock horns with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon hoping to pick up a positive result on their travels. Spurs were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Fulham in midweek, so they will be desperate to collect all three points versus the Blades this weekend.

Jose Mourinho will set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and keep changes to a minimum for this upcoming clash in the Premier League. Toby Alderwiereld got a rest in midweek and is expected to return to Mourinho’s starting XI at Davinson Sanchez’s expense, who will drop to the bench.

4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup To Face Sheffield United


Hugo Lloris will operate in goal for the North London outfit after shipping in a goal against the Cottagers in midweek. As mentioned earlier, Toby Alderweireld will return and partner Eric Dier at the heart of the Tottenham backline as they look to restrict the Blades from finding the back of the net during the game.

Serge Aurier could get another start at right-back while Sergio Reguilón hopes to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Mourinho will ask both of them to maintain a good shape in defence so that they can restrict the opposition from getting in behind them out on the wide areas.

Both Ben Davies and Davinson Sanchez will offer cover for the defensive positions on the bench.

4-2-3-1 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Lineup Vs Sheffield United (Tottenham players are celebrating in the picture)
Tottenham Hotspur’s French midfielder Moussa Sissoko (R) celebrates with teammates after he scores his team’s first goal during the English League Cup semi final first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on January 5, 2021. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)


Pierre-Emile Højbjerg will resume his midfield partnership with Harry Winks as they focus on making life difficult for the home team at the centre of the park. Moussa Sissoko could once again get the nod to function as a right-sided wide player as Steven Bergwijn is unlikely to be available for this game as he continues to struggle with a groin problem. Tanguy Ndombele will play in the number ten position while Heung-min Son tries to cause some problems for the Sheffield defenders from the left flank.

Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela will be named on Mourinho’s bench but could come on to make an impact in the latter stages if needed.


Harry Kane will spearhead the Tottenham attack up top. The English striker scored his team’s only goal versus Fulham in midweek and will hope to put on another goal-scoring display when he laces up to face off against the Blades centre-backs this weekend.

Carlos Vinícius will be available for selection on the bench as he waits for his chance to impress as a substitute if Mourinho decides to call upon his services.

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