Tottenham needs to win at King Power Stadium to ensure some form of European competition next season. Even a third-tier cup is a cup. In order to win Tottenham is going to have to deal with the best striking duo, they have faced under the brief tenure of Ryan Mason. How Mason sets the team up and has them play will be a major factor in whether or not Tottenham can win.
Tottenham need to make changes
Simply doing what Ryan Mason has been doing with the team in a 4-2-3-1 they have been stuck in most of the season is not going to cut it. Tottenham has been terribly out of balance and lacks the continuity to cover for one another given the chaotic nature of playing time. To think the team that has lost two of the last three will magically perform better and beat a truly good side is folly.
Leicester has the best-attacking duo Mason’s Tottenham has faced
No disrespect to Manchester City, however, they do not even play with a striker, let alone two who can wreak havoc on a defense. When Tottenham line-up against Leicester, Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho will be licking their chops if they see Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld essentially alone waiting for them.
The current Tottenham set-up could not stop Ollie Watkins and could not stop Patrick Bamford, and neither is anywhere near the player Jamie Vardy is. In fact, Iheanacho with his breakthrough season is at the same level as Watkins and Bamford, so it is twice the firepower coming at Tottenham and we haven’t even gotten to James Maddison or anyone else.
The point is if Tottenham does not make changes to match up with Leicester they will be in big trouble. Here is how Mason should set up the team to beat Leicester in Sunday’s season finale.