Amid all the transfer speculation around players coming – Romero – and going – Kane – Tottenham Hotspur has a match against Chelsea for training and charity.
We are approaching the business end of the summer transfer window a time that Tottenham Hotspur fans know well, as it is the end of the window when things get serious for Spurs. While most of the attention has been on Harry Kane and some on Cristian Romero, the Lilywhites have a match to play as they continue to prepare for the season, with the players they have. In a major step up from the first three friendly matches of pre-season, Tottenham travels to Stanford Bridge to face Chelsea in the Mind Series, so who should we expect to see.
Who will be the Tottenham keeper
One of the first positions I know I want to look at is the keeper position. Reports came out over the last week that Hugo Lloris was not happy at N17, whether that is over the lack of a new contract or something else, we do not know. What we do know is that Tottenham has only played two keepers thus far in pre-season and one of them – Joe Hart – is no longer at the club, having moved to Celtic.
The last two matches were both started by Alfie Whiteman and one saw Hugo Lloris on the bench but that was before he was absent from open training.
The other question mark that makes the keeper call even more interesting is the idea that Pierluigi Gollini is also with the team now and will presumably make his debut at some point.
Given this is Chelsea it is conceivable that we see Lloris with Gollini as the backup and our time with Whiteman is over for now. Lloris started and then handing over to Gollini is probably the best-case scenario because if Lloris does not play, then indeed something may be up with the club’s French captain.
Besides a big call at the keeper, who should we expect to see against a top-flight team like Chelsea?