Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at White Hart Lane in the second instalment of what could be a pivotal Super Sunday in the Premier League title race.
Mauricio Pochettino’s charges could be 10 points behind table-topping Leicester City, or within four points of the Foxes, by the close of play this weekend.
The Red Devils, who beat Spurs 1-0 at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season, need the points themselves as they chase a Champions League place.
Will Pochettino go with the same lineup which drew 1-1 with Liverpool or make changes? Here, CaughtOffside suggests the Spurs XI for the visit of United.
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GK: Hugo Lloris
The 1-0 reverse at Old Trafford was the only league game that Tottenham’s skipper has missed this term.
RB: Kyle Walker
Given a tough time by Philippe Coutinho at Anfield last weekend and might not have it any easier against Anthony Martial. But Spurs will need his pace, so Walker keeps his place ahead of Kieran Trippier.
CB: Toby Alderweireld
The Belgian might have been a popular pick when the PFA Team of the Year votes were submitted this week. He has played every single minute of Tottenham’s tilt at the Premier League title.
CB: Jan Vertonghen
And Alderweireld should be reunited with his international colleague in central defence. The Express reports that Vertonghen is in line to return after 10 weeks out with a knee injury. Young Austrian Kevin Wimmer has proved an able deputy, but the Vertonghen and Alderweireld partnership is so solid.
LB: Danny Rose
The England World Cup hopeful is in the form of his life and has established himself as first-choice left-back ahead of Ben Davies after a season-long tussle. Will look to bomb forward to provide width.
CM: Eric Dier
The 21-year-old is one booking away from a two-match ban. His slate will be wiped clean after this weekend, but Dier cannot afford to hold back in a midfield battle which could be key to the result.
CM: Mousa Dembele
The Belgian has been an absolute monster in the centre of the park for Tottenham in recent weeks. He could do with a bit of a hand from the trio in front of him to ensure Spurs are not outnumbered.
AMR: Erik Lamela
Lamela will help in that regard. He covers the ground a lot better than Son Heung-Min and will replace the South Korean having shaken off the knock which sidelined him at Liverpool, as The Express reports.
AMC: Dele Alli
Former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has recently described Alli as the best English midfield talent since Paul Gascoigne, according to the Daily Mail. The 19-year-old will be hoping to prove Fergie right.
AML: Christian Eriksen
The Dane has scored six goals and registered nine assists in the league this campaign, but is so talented that he still could be doing more. A match-winning performance might just be around the corner.
ST: Harry Kane
Set a Tottenham record for most goals in a Premier League season with a superb 22nd at Liverpool. Based on that, it is little surprise that The Express understands Kane is United’s No.1 transfer target.
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