Tottenham Projected XI for Brentford in Carabao Cup Semis

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Tottenham September 27, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Tottenham September 27, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images) /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 27: Tottenham September 27, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Boyers – Pool/Getty Images) /

Tottenham have a chance to make a Cup final versus Brentford on Tuesday evening at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, here are the XI Spurs for swatting the Bees.

After a convincing win against Leeds United in League on Saturday, José Mourinho is going to look to keep Tottenham Hotspur going Tuesday evening against Brentford. With the opportunity to advance to the cup finals – now in April – on the line, expect a strong squad, which takes Brentford seriously. Not all that different from the team on Saturday, Spurs look to get out of the blocks fast with little rotation.

Starting Defense

Tottenham Hotspur have much of their top defense on the field for this one as Brentford average almost 1.5 goals per match as the third highest scoring team in the Championship.

Hugo Lloris – (GL)

As a sign of just how important this game is, Hugo Lloris gets the call from the off. With Marine at the weekend, Hart will get a chance soon enough, but Tottenham need to make this cup final and having the club captain in-between the sticks is the best way to get there.

Serge Aurier (RB)

After Matt Doherty played poorly and then got red carded, expect to see Serge Aurier in this match at right back. Aurier has played well most of the season – less a moment of madness against Leicester City.

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

After playing 90 minutes on Saturday Toby Alderweireld gets a bit of rest here, as Davinson Sanchez is rewarded with more minutes from his recent solid outings. Ivan Toney, the top scorer for Brentford likes to be physical and head the ball, so Sanchez is a good choice.

Eric Dier (CB)

While in the perfect world Joe Rodon would get some minutes, those will have to wait for the weekend as Rodon is not eligible in the Carabao Cup, having already featured in the competition for Swansea. Eric Dier needs a good outing and this might be that chance for him. That said, Sanchez is often more comfortable next to Toby, so the two could swap the starting left center back and bench slots.

Sergio Reguilon (LB)

While the degree of trouble different players are in, may relate more to their availability than anything, despite breaking lockdown, we see Reguilon on Tuesday. Sergio was an unused substitute on Saturday but gets the nod here. Brentford are a team that will sit a bit, so Sergio and good wing play will be a must for Tottenham.

Tottenham Midfield

Again, José Mourinho is not messing about here as he has the normal top midfield featuring for the start against Brentford.

Pierre Højbjerg – (DM)

Pierre Højbjerg was again back to some of his best football on Saturday and much of that had to do with how aggressive and offensive minded the team was as a whole. Expect more of that on Tuesday and some impact plays from Højbjerg to result.

Moussa Sissoko – (DM)

It is not that Harry Winks played poorly against Leeds, just seems likely that Moussa Sissoko gets the nod in this matchup after only playing a few minutes on Saturday. Sissoko provides good cover for Højbjerg to roam further forward. Winks should be in the background waiting, but the Frenchman gets the call from the start.

Tanguy Ndombele – (CAM)

Tanguy Ndombele was visibly frustrated when he came off on Saturday against Leeds. To this we say good. While his performance against Leeds was more consistent than some others we have seen of late, up to now Ndombele is about moments more than consistency. Some meaningful minutes against a team he personally should dominate should help to establish more of that consistency moving forward.