Projected Spurs Defense and Full XI
There are few defensive surprises for Spurs as Tottenham sticks with a back three.
Left-back – Clement Lenglet
It has been a few weeks for regular starter Ben Davies to recover; however, with the schedule ahead, it makes little sense to risk Davies back from a broken bone immediately. Thus far in his short Tottenham career, Clement Lenglet has shown he can be an effective defender and ball player in Conte’s system. Saturday presents his most significant challenge; expect the Frenchman to be ready.
Center-back – Eric Dier
Back with the national team and has played every minute of both matches, Eric Dier may be due some rest. However, with Arsenal on tap, expect Dier to be in the back leading the line. How well Dier can keep up with the movement of Gabriel Jesus could be one of the critical factors in this game.
Right-back – Cristian Romero
Seemingly recovered from an injury, Cristian Romero played a full 90 minutes in Argentina’s second friendly this past Tuesday. Having a fit and firing Romero will be vital for Spurs. If Romero can pocket Gabriel Martinelli, it will make things difficult for Arsenal. Expect Romero to come up big again his Brazilian counterpart.
Goalkeeper – Hugo Lloris
There were some worries at the start of the international break when Hugo Lloris returned to N17 following arriving at France camp with a knock. Lloris should be recovered and ready to go more than ten days later. While Fraser Forster is a capable stand-in should Lloris be unavailable, having their captain for a showdown like Arsenal is significant to the team?
Tottenham Full XI
So we have Tottenham coming out in a different formation than they have for any match this year, but sometimes the situation calls for a change, and now is such a time.
How do you think Tottenham will line up tomorrow to face the Gunners?