Reguilón, Vinicius Headline Tottenham Hotspur Projected XI

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur Gareth Bale. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur Gareth Bale. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Harry Winks of Tottenham. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

Hotspur Forwards

Steven Bergwijn (LW) – After not being in the team on Monday Steven Bergwijn is back with something to prove for Antwerp. Bergwijn has yet to hit the same kind of highs he did last season, but he is also competing with an on-fire Heung-Min Son for time at left wing, which is difficult. Bergwijn will get his chances, like this match, he needs to leverage that and have a good game.

Carlos Vinicius (ST) – I never thought I would be happy to not be writing Harry Kane’s name down in the projected XI, yet here I am typing with a smile on my face. While I would not be surprised to see Kane play some in the match, Carlos Vinicius again gets the opportunity to learn the team, system, and structure of Tottenham. After a terrific debut and just missing out on playing versus Burnley after being pulled back following the goal, Vinicius gets a second chance to show his stuff.

Gareth Bale (RW) – The name everyone has been waiting to see is the last one, the starting right-wing Gareth Bale. Bale warmed up for a bit against Burnley, but like Vinicius after the goal went in, Mourinho went in a different direction. Burnley is not the team you score five against, so when you get one you keep it. However, when you could potentially score five, Bale is the kind of guy you want on the pitch, hence he starts and has his first goal back with Spurs in the win.

Tottenham Bench

Again, the bench is huge, with a full complement of 23 players that leaves 12 for the bench after the 11 on the pitch. Tanganga is out, along with Gedson and Rodon, leaving the rest of the first team to fill in. Last week, we pondered if Jose would keep a third keeper – Whiteman – or go with youth – Harvey Barnes or Dennis Cirkin – in the squad. Well Jose did a bit of both and gave us a youth keeper in Brandon Austin as the third keeper.

This week with Dier back, the closest thing to youth we get on the bench is Jack Clarke and a bunch of in case of emergency stars and some other players fighting for time.


Heung-Min Son, Matt Doherty, Giovani Lo Celso, Harry Kane, Toby Alderweireld, Jack Clarke, Hugo Lloris, Moussa Sissoko, Alfie Whiteman, Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele, and Ben Davies.

Once again, an incredibly deep bench supporting a strong starting unit, that should lead to a big road win in Europe and continue to build the momentum Tottenham Hotspur need to not only compete but go and win on multiple fronts.

Line-up (4-2-3-1)


Aurier – Sanchez – Dier – Reguilón

Winks – Højbjerg

Bale – Lamela – Bergwijn


This is who we have picked, who would you start?