Who to expect when Tottenham Hotspur visit MK Dons in friendly three?

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Tottenham Colchester Preseason, Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli
COLCHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 21: Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal with Dele Alli during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at JobServe Community Stadium on July 21, 2021, in Colchester, England. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images) /

Who should we expect to see for Tottenham Wednesday?

More likely than not, we will see a team very similar to the one from last week against Colchester with a mix of youth and veterans with a few minor tweaks.

We should expect to see the same front four as there is no one new available, so Steven Bergwijn, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, and Son should all play the first half. Likewise, there are no new bodies in the midfield, so Oliver Skipp and Harry Winks are likely to partner in the middle of the pitch.

Expect some changes in Tottenham defensive four

Finally, the defense will be similar but slightly different. Whereas in the prior two matches there were four youth fullbacks on the team, there are only three available Wednesday. Cesay – who started against Leyton Orient – started for the U-23s on Tuesday so is out. However, Tobi Omole – who has rotated with Cesay in the first two matches, along with Paskotsi and Malachi Fagan-Walcott – who have rotated on the right – are all three available.

Seemingly this means we will see at least one senior left-back for the first half. Whether that is Sergio Reguilon or Ben Davies we will find out but our money is on Reguilon. The Spaniard will be joined by the same back three that have started the first two matches, Eric Dier, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Paskotsi.

Expect to see a bunch of young players in the second half, as Scarlett, Harvey White, Troy Parrott, Omole, Nile John, Japhet Tangana, and Timothy Eyoma are all available having not participated in the U-23 match.

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