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How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Leicester City

By , Senior Reporter | 2mo
Ahead of Tottenham Hotspsur's Premier League meeting with Leicester City on Sunday, Sports Mole looks at how the Lilywhites could line up.

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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1Liverpool34267177205785
2Manchester CityMan City33272486226483
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs332211064343067
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Leicester CityLeicester34145154645147
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33138124142-147
9Everton34137144644246
10Watford33137134748-146
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham34126164252-1042
12Bournemouth34125174961-1241
13Crystal Palace34116174046-639
14Burnley34116174260-1839
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle34108163243-1138
16Southampton3399153954-1536
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3396183253-2133
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3455243276-4420
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3435261967-4814
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