Tottenham Hotspur XI to Bounce Back Against Leicester City

Tottenham, Jose Mourinho, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
Tottenham, Jose Mourinho, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images) /
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Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur Gareth Bale
LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 18: Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur Gareth Bale. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) /

Tottenham’s Bigger Bench

The new expanded Premier League bench provides an opportunity to reward some players for effort in practice and frankly give the coaches more options. With nine players now instead of the previous seven, teams can have a more balanced bench that is ready to take on just about any challenge a match may present.

The one thing we know is not likely to change is the back-up keeper position with Joe Hart maintaining his spot on the pine. While Paulo Gazzaniga is available for the Premier League, it would take either Hart or Lloris being unavailable for the Argentine to crack the team. Outside of Hart as usual with José it is about coverage and now he has more than ever in League.

Defensive Substitutes

With Matt Doherty and Sergio Reguilón starting at the two back positions, expect two of the nine available substitute seats to go to Ben Davies and Serge Aurier. While neither will hopefully have to play, both can provide additional defensive cover and protection late if that is the direction Mourinho wants to go. Joe Rodon will join in with the two fullbacks to provide a center half option as well.

Midfield Substitutes

With both Ndombele and Lo Celso starting, there are fewer options on the bench from the midfield, but still more than maybe there is room for. With Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, and Harry Winks all part of the midweek squad, it would make sense that they are all included here. But with more bodies available for the attack as well, it is possible one of these three draws the short stick. Moussa Sissoko maybe the person who needs the break, but likely it is Winks that is dropped from the team for now in the midfield group.

Striking Options

Tottenham Hotspur come with some real firepower to use in what is hopefully a big win Sunday against Leicester City. With Gareth Bale back healthy, Lucas Moura only playing limited minutes midweek and big Carlos Vinicius in need of a chance, the overall offensive options are quite strong and readily available for the match.

So, there is our squad for Leicester, who would you run out different?

Starting XI


Doherty – Alderweireld – Dier – Reguilón

Hojbjerg – Ndombele

Lo Celso

Bergwijn – Kane – Son


Hart – Aurier – Davies – Rodon – Dele – Sissoko – Bale – Moura – Vinicius

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