Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Fulham - Another start for Bale.
CROSBY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 10: Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Marine and Tottenham Hotspur at Rossett Park on January 10, 2021 in Crosby, England. Sporting stadiums around England remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Martin Rickett - Pool/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to secure their fifth win in six competitive matches when they take on Wycombe in the 4th Round of FA Cup on Monday. The Lilywhites are coming on the back of a 3-1 win over Sheffield United as well as a 5-0 triumph over Marine FC in the last round – making them the undisputed favourites heading into this fixture against their Championship opponents.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Wycombe


Jose Mourinho is once again likely to ring in the changes as he did in the third round game against Marine FC. However, the Tottenham manager will be well aware of the fact that Wycombe attack poses a much greater threat, so the onus will be on the potential central defensive duo of Joe Rodon and Toby Alderweireld to help their team retain a clean sheet.

On that note, there might be a change in goal, with Hugo Lloris making way for Joe Hart. The former Manchester City ‘keeper will be expecting a relatively busier evening than he did against Marine.

Further changes in the backline should see the in-form Serge Aurier being replaced by Matt Doherty at right-back, although the Irishman is a slight doubt.

Ben Davies, on the other hand, should shift into the left-back role, giving Sergio Reguilon an important break ahead of the Liverpool game next week.

Predicted Tottenham Hotspur Lineup Vs Wycombe - Bale to start.
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 20: Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur looks on from the substitutes bench with team mate Joe Rodon during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 20, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andy Rain – Pool/Getty Images)


Mourinho should definitely bench Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for this one, thus paving the way for Sissoko and Harry Winks to form the double-pivot. Unfortunately for Spurs, their other midfield option in Giovani Lo Celso has been ruled out while Dele Alli is a major doubt.

As a result, we may see Tanguy Ndombele retaining his place in the number ten role, although the Frenchman is guaranteed to be replaced by either Son Heung-Min or Erik Lamela.


Moving forward, Tottenham are expected to bench two of their star attackers in Son and Harry Kane. It should open up yet another starting opportunity for Carlos Vinicius, who scored a fantastic brace in the last round.

There could be a rare start for Gareth Bale as well, with the Welshman looking to replace Son on the left flank. Steven Bergwijn, meanwhile, should also make way for Lucas Moura on the opposite flank, thus completing the new look Tottenham attack.

Jack O’Brien

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