Projecting Spurs midfield for Sheffield
With several changes in the attacking three, we can also expect changes in the midfield.
Left-wing-back – Ivan Perisic
Maybe this is a glutton for punishment, putting Ivan Perisic on the left with Son; however, at some point, one has to think the pair will start to click. The argument is that Perisic takes up a lot of places where Son likes to have the ball, which may be true, but it should not stop either from being effective when they have the ball. Spurs need Perisic to produce, and Wednesday is a chance.
Central midfield – Pape Matar Sarr
This pick is relatively easy after Pape Matar Sarr starred against AC Milan a few weeks ago; it is difficult to believe how little he has played since. Sarr is part of the future at Tottenham; we need him to be part of the present as well.
Central midfield – Oliver Skipp
Maybe the common thinking would be to leave Pierre Hojbjerg on the field with which youngster Spurs play, Sarr or Skipp; however, of the three, only one is a potential game-changer off the bench. Barring injury, it may be the last opportunity to pair the duo, and Stellini should take advantage.
Right-wing-back – Pedro Porro
After having a difficult first start for Tottenham against Leicester City, Pedro Porro has sat and watched Emerson Royal come into his own over the last couple of weeks. Wednesday will be a chance for Porro to begin changing the narrative in his favor. It will be good to see him get an extended runout.