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How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Leicester City

Ahead of Tottenham Hotspsur's Premier League meeting with Leicester City on Sunday, Sports Mole looks at how the Lilywhites could line up.
By , Senior Reporter | 12d

Tottenham Hotspur will be aiming to maintain their unexpected title challenge this weekend when they welcome Leicester City to Wembley Stadium.

The Lilywhites may have crashed out of both domestic cup competitions last month, but they have won three in a row in the Premier League - each match being won inside the final 10 minutes - to remain within five points of top spot.

Next up for Spurs is the visit of Leicester on Sunday, coming three days before the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Mauricio Pochettino may set out his side against the 2016 champions.


Out: Harry Kane (ankle), Dele Alli (hamstring), Ben Davies (groin)

> Click here for the latest injury and suspension news for Tottenham Hotspur

Despite some positive updates on the fitness of Kane and Alli, Tottenham will remain without their key attacking duo for the forseeable future.

Spurs boss Pochettino must decide whether to go with Fernando Llorente through the middle, as he did in the first four games of Kane's absence, or stick with Son Heung-min following the South Korean's late winner against Newcastle United last time out.

Son has had a hand in 14 goals in his last 11 starts in the Premier League for Tottenham, scoring 10 and assisting four, and he may just get the nod here as the false nine.

Pochettino would like to rotate in attacking midfield ahead of the huge showdown with Dortmund, but he has limited options and it may well be a case of the same three that started against Newcastle being used from the off here.

Left-back Davies is Tottenham's only other confirmed absentee, so Danny Rose should retain his place in defence, while Jan Vertonghen is in contention to replace Davinson Sanchez to keep things fresh.



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1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411
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2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411
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