Defensive Selection Head-Ache For Poch

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino faces a difficult decision ahead of Saturday’s 3pm fixture away to Everton due to both recognised right-backs potentially being unfit for the game.

Tottenham return to action this weekend after an international break of crucial World Cup qualifiers all around the globe.

Facing a tough challenge in the blue half of Mersey-side, Spurs will need to be at their very best to put an end to the poor run of form over the last 2 games.

However, the strength of the hosts isn’t the only issue Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will have to contend with, as neither Tottenham number 2 Kieran Trippier, nor new-signing Serge Aurier will be fully fit for the trip to Goodison Park.

According to The Evening Standard, Ivorian international Serge Aurier is yet to train with the squad since his deadline-day move last week, partaking only in light training after featuring in both of the Ivory Coasts’ matches against Gabon.

Additionally, Kieran Trippier is also reportedly a doubt for Saturday’s game due to the ankle injury sustained in pre-season against Juventus.

The full-back was forced to pull out of the England squad for the fixtures against Malta and Slovakia in order to fully focus on his recovery, while an update is expected to be released by the club at some point today.

Potentially, Pochettino may have to avoid using either of the defenders, so as to avoid aggravating or inflicting injuries, which could result in either Kyle Walker-Peters getting his second competitive appearance.

However, it is more likely that the gaffer will play either Eric Dier or Davinson Sanchez as make-shift right-backs.

If both Aurier and Trippier were to miss out this weekend, who would you play instead? And how would you line-up?

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