The attacking formation Tottenham should use
With the one-man holding midfield in front of a back four, why not have it behind a back four too. Instead of a 4-4-2 which often leaves teams outnumbered in the middle of the park, a 4-1-4-1 would give Tottenham the ability to play front to back as well as side to side.
In possession with Højbjerg between the two back providing three sets of passing angles instead of two, looking to hit two wide players on each side or two instead of three targets centrally, suddenly things might open up.
If the central midfielders check in the ball can be zipped in and there will be less traffic. If Tottenham wants to push the boundaries and make Caglar Soyuncu run and chase players to the flag the Spurs can do that too.
Tottenham has gotten far too little play on the flanks this season and having actual wings would help alleviate that some. Plus when you have the ball go to the flag and people chase it pulls defenders out of position in the middle of the pitch.
I am not suggesting Tottenham go long to the corner all the time but they need to do something that is not so darn predictable. Beating the other team on the edge and getting real service into the box would be a great way to do that.
Harry Kane has been starved for service much of the season yet has managed 22 goals in the league. If he is to win the golden boot, he needs some service to do it. It is time for Tottenham to stretch the field and their legs.