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Team News: Spurs could be without 7 players to face Man Utd

Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side start the midweek fixtures two points behind Liverpool in the race for a Champions League spot and will be five behind should the Reds win at Huddersfield Town this evening.

Whether the Argentinian manager sees this as a must win game or not he could be without a number of first team players for the visit of Jose Mourinho’s side.  Spurs’ injury concerns are as follows:

Hugo Lloris

The France number one has missed Tottenham’s last two games with illness.  In his place Michel Vorm has stepped in, conceding goals in their 1-1 draws with Southampton and Newport County.  There is a huge difference between the two goalkeepers so Pochettino and their fans will be praying that Hugo Lloris is well on Wednesday.

Christian Eriksen

Tottenham’s star playmaker has too missed their last two matches through illness.  Christian Eriksen is often played on the left wing of a 4-2-3-1 formation, providing excellent deliveries and passes from both open play and from set pieces.  Should the Dane be well again to start against us then captain Antonio Valencia is expected to be handed the duties to keep Eriksen quiet.

Toby Alderweireld

Toby Alderweireld’s last Premier League game Tottenham was their 1-0 loss at Old Trafford at the end of October before he suffered a hamstring injury in their 3-1 win at home to Real Madrid midweek.  Mauricio Pochettino has been forced to switch back to a back four as a result, with Davinson Sanchez partnering Jan Vertonghen in the middle.  Alderweireld is not going to make his return against us on Wednesday.

Danny Rose

The former-Manchester United target has suffered from injury problems all season.  Danny Rose briefly returned to the Tottenham first team over the Christmas period before suffering from a knee injury that will rule the left-back out of this game.  Ben Davies starts in his place.

Serge Aurier

Serge Aurier is Tottenham’s usual starting right-back these days but is a doubt to face us with a knock.  In truth, I’d quite like Alexis Sanchez to go up against the Ivorian as the defender gets caught out of position and is prone to committing fouls and conceding penalties against players running at him.

Erik Lamela

The Argentine forward has been back in first team contention of late after a serious lay-off.  However, Erik Lamela is a doubt for Wednesday’s game with a glute injury so we think Heung-min Son will start down the right wing for Spurs.

Harry Winks

Tottenham’s young English central midfielder has been involved a fair bit in the first team this season but will not take any part in our match with an ankle injury.

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