Cristian Stellini has named his Tottenham Hotspur side which will take to the field in this afternoon’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth.
Spurs are once again without Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, Ben Davies, Emerson Royal and Ryan Sessegnon due to injury, while Lucas Moura serves the second game of his three-match suspension following his dismissal at Everton.
Both sides still have plenty to play for this season for contrasting reasons with Spurs looking to chase down Newcastle United and Manchester United in the race for a finish in the top four, while the Cherries are battling for their lives at the other end of the table having only moved out of the bottom three with a 1-0 win over Leicester last weekend.
Harry Kane’s top-flight goals have been worth 22 points to Tottenham this season, the highest of any player in the division and they will be once again looking towards their marksman to get them over the line.
Stellini admitted in his press conference on Friday that his side must find more space for Heung-min Son in what has been a personally disappointing campaign for the South Korean.
He told Football.London: “It is not something that depends only from us because it depends also on the opponent and the way they want to play. We have to find spaces, like Sonny did well in the last game, but it is not only one thing we can control alone.
“We play against an opponent and we have to find the right solution to create chances for Sonny, for Harry, for the wing-backs, for Kulusevski, for Danjuma and all the players that play in that moment with different characteristics.
“So we have to take care of the characteristics of the player and hopefully we can exploit again like we did against Brighton with Sonny but also I think we can exploit spaces with other players.”
This is who takes to the field in N17 this afternoon:
Spurs: Lloris(c), Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Perisic, Skipp, Højbjerg, Porro, Kane, Son, Kulusevski
Subs: Forster, Danjuma, Sarr, Richarlison, Sánchez, Austin, Devine, Abbott, Tanganga
Bournemouth: Neto(c), Viña, Mepham, Stephens, Kelly, Lerma, Billing, Rothwell, Christie, Tavernier, Solanke
Subs: Ouattara, Cook, Anthony, Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Travers, Semenyo, Moore
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