You’re the Boss: Pick your Spurs team vs Everton

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

On Sunday we face arguably one of our most important games of the season when we welcome fellow Champions League contenders Everton to White Hart Lane.

An indifferent performance at Hull City saw us drop two points and has made the visit of Everton even more important to Tim Sherwood and co.

If you were Sherwood, what would your Tottenham starting XI be?  Here’s what we have come up with

Lloris

Walker Vertonghen Kaboul Rose

Lennon Sandro Dembele Townsend

Eriksen

Adebayor

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51 COMMENTS

  1. my team would be Lloris. Walker, Vertonghen. Chiriches. Rose. Townsend. Sandro, Dembele. Eriksen, Adebayor & Saldado, with Lennon, Kaboul and Lamela as my main subs. I can't understand how Chiriches has suddenly dropped out of the picture, unless he's fallen out with Sherwood, if that's the case it's the Adebayor–AVB situation all over again

    • I do recall he stated via his agent that he is only using Spurs as a stepping stone on his way to Chelsea. He would be my 4th choich as well

  2. Hi – Personally I think your 11 is very close for me. The key change is dropping to one striker for this game. We as fans have to apply horses for courses and against Everton possesion is key. Martinez loves to keep the ball. Whilst Everton don't do as much damage with it as they would like we can't allow our team to be constantly chasing to get the ball back. So IMHO ur spot on with Eriksen in the hole. I love Soldaldo but for me he doesn't work hard enough when we don't have the ball.
    Only other changes would be a think about Kaboul/Dawson, is Kaboul ready? The last time he started from injury – City away, his lack of match fitness/awareness cost us 2 goals. Also Townsend to start. On this I agree, start him as Glyfi was awful against Man City at home and really can't play that wider left role, which I think hurts Lennon too.

  3. Lloris
    Walker Vertoghen Chirches Rose
    Sandro Paulinho Bentaleb
    Lennon Soldado Eriksen

    Dembele pass rate good dribble in midfield bad.

  4. I think this game would be great to try out Chiches & Vertoghen as Everton will play Naismith up front and appart from set pieces should be okay.
    Lloris
    walker, Chriches, Vertoghen, Rose
    Lennon, Sandro (if fit) or Paulinho, Dembele, Townsend
    Eriksen
    Ade's

  5. Lloris
    Walker Vertonghen Dawson Rose
    Paulinho Dembele
    Lennon Erikssen Townsend
    Adebayor

    Everton's full backs love to push on, particulary if Coleman is back. We need genuine width to pre-occupy him and Baines, supported by Walker and Rose. Our pace will also mean that the 2 holding midfielders Martinez prefers will have to keep one eye on their full backs in case support is require. This will allow us exploit more space than we'd expect in central midfield and should mean that we have a spare man in front of our defence to help retain possession. No need to rush Kaboul back for this game, let's give him a run out from the bench if required or let him get back to match fitness in Europe and the U21s for a few weeks to make sure he's back at his sharp, commanding best in order t6o take his rightful place alongside Vertonghen for the bulk of the remainder of the season. A bench that features Kaboul, Defoe, Sandro, Soldado, Bentaleb, Capoue & Friedel would certainly give us options for chasing the game or retaining possession and seeing it out.

  6. hugo
    walker,kaboom,chriches,vertogen
    sandro paulinio
    townsend ade erikson
    solsado

    the idea being that paulinio can push on when required and both rose and lennon are not even on the bench!!

  7. hugo,walker,kaboul,chriches,vertongen(c)
    sandro,paulinio
    townsend,ade,eriksson
    soldado
    no space for lennon or rose for me!!

  8. I love the idea of having Dembele Paulinho and Sandro out there at one time. Definitely a force of a midfield with Dembele as the 10. There is enough defensive prowess among those three to help cover for Eriksen if he gets caught out of position on the left (which he will if he plays out there). Townsend running up and down the field on the left. Maybe have Coco as a sub if he is fit to add some creative flair if needed. Ade up top. I think that is a very Jose' lineup with all of the power mixed with creativity. I would go bananas if that is the lineup I see. I just have a feeling it will be something like…. Lloris Rose Verts Dawson Walker Paulinho Bentaleb Eriksen Lennon Soldado Ade with Dembele and Townsend used as subs. I would be highly disappointed to say the least. In the original lineup, I wouldn't even mind seeing Capoue for Sandro if he is not fit. I love Bentaleb and love the promise he is showing, but he simply isn't ready to be a Chapions League caliber midfielder in any system. I wished we could have loaned him away with a good option to recall him if we got an injury bug. However, despite my belief in how awesome my footballing brain is I realize I am not the boss. So we will see what happens on Sunday afternoon.

  9. My selection for the Everton match would be :

    Lloris

    Walker Dawson Vertonghen Rose

    Sandro Paulinho Dembele

    Townsend Adebayor Eriksen

    bench : Soldado / Chiriches / Lennon / Kaboul / Lamela

    The above team is the best we can field whether we play

    4-3-3 or 4-5-1

    Please DON”T use the youngster in these most important games,but play him

    once we are sure of the result to gain further experience.

  10. Lennon & Soldado were gash last weekend so they have to go!

    …………………………………………………Lloris

    Walker………………..Chiriches………………………Vertonghen……………..Rose

    ………………………………………………..Sandro

    ……………Paulinho………………………………………………………Dembele

    ………………………………………………..Eriksen

    ………………………………Adebayor……………………..Defoe

  11. Mine would be:
    Lloris
    Walker Dawson Verts Rose
    Sandro Paulinho
    Lennon Eriksen Townsend
    Ade
    This is a game we really need to win so I'm thinking lots of pace wide to occupy their full backs with Eriksen making chances through the middle. Paulinho seems straight back in form with his goal at Hull, and Sandro to screen the back four. If he's not fit use Capoue. (We need to play a proper DM Sherwood!)
    A win here would set us up nicely for out of form barcodes & then Norwich and cardiff. COYS
    Hopefully enough to pick up 3 points

  12. With Sherwood apparently preferring the 4-4-2 I'd go for this formation but with the diamond in midfield. Both our full backs love to go forward and are not particularly good defenders. Keep the beast in the hole in front and he can ensure we are covered when they push up. Playing just 1 up will permit Everton to push their 2 fullbacks on all the time and Baines and Coleman are probably their 2 best players. Playing 2 up with ensure they have to stay back.

    Lloris
    Walker-Vertongen-Dawson-Rose
    Sandro
    Dembele-Paulinho
    Eriksen
    Adebayor-Soldado

    Subs-Chiriches, Lamela, Townsend, Kane, Capoue

  13. Lloris
    rose vertonghen chiriches walker
    townsend sandro paulinho ( even though i prefer dembele) lennon
    eriksen
    adebayor
    we need speed creativity and width with a bit of agression there is a perfect balance in this team

  14. I'd like to see walker pushed further forward I think he would cause problems he loves getting forward I'd like to see Lloris ,chiriches ,Dawson ,vertongen. Kaboul .walker, Sandro, eriksen, Townsend , paulino ,adebayor I wouldn't have rose cos he'll get caught to much by mirralas and Coleman COYS!

  15. LLORIS

    WALKER KARBOUL VERTHOGHEN ROSE

    TOWNSEND PAULINHO DEMBELE ERIKSEN

    ADEBAYOR DEFOE

    WERE AT HOME AND NEED GOALS SOLDADO IS AS GOOD AS USELESS LET DEFOE HAVE A CHANCE BEFORE HE GOES AND LENNON LOOKS TIRED FRESHEN IT UP WITH TOWNSEND AND DROP DAWSON HE WAS OK AGAINST HULL BUT HAS COST US SO MANY GOAL STILL ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PLAYERS BUT DON'T THINK HE IS GOOD ENOUGH ANYMORE

  16. I'd like to see walker pushed further forward I think he would cause problems he loves getting forward my team if all fit Lloris chiriches ,Dawson, vertongen, kaboul , Sandro , Townsend , eriksen , dembele, paulino, adebayor kaboul cos he'll better equipt to deal with mirralas and Coleman and chiriches cos I think he can play any where across the back

  17. I have to go 4-2-3-1 here because we got some great midfielders
    Lloris
    Walker, Verthongen, Chiriches, Rose
    Sandro, Paulinho
    Lamela, Eriksen, Townsend
    Adebayor

  18. ………………………………………………..Lloris
    Knaughton…………………….Dawson………………….Kaboul/Chiriches……………..Vertonghen
    ……………………………………………..Sandro
    ………………..Paulinho………………………………………………..Dembele
    ……………………………………………..Eriksen
    ……………………………………Ade……………..Townsend

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