Opinion: Mourinho should split squad up into this A-team and B-team for season start

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have an unprecedented level of fixture congestion in the opening three weeks of the season, with Sky Sports reporting a potential nine games in 21 days.

Not only this, but the calendar involves plenty of travelling for the Lilywhites, with two flights away from home in Europe if they are to progress in the Europa League.

This number of games in a short space of time is a sure-fire way to burn players out before they even get started, not to mention forcing injuries to the likes of Harry Kane.

I believe that Jose Mourinho should name an A-team and B-team for the first few weeks of the season, with the former taking on Premier League fixtures and the latter playing in the League Cup and Europa League qualifiers.

I believe that the teams should be as follows – Although some players may overlap:

A-Team – 

Hugo Lloris

Matt Doherty

Toby Alderweireld

Eric Dier

Ben Davies

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

Harry Winks

Giovani Lo Celso

Moussa Sissoko

Dele Alli

Steven Bergwijn

Lucas Moura

Harry Kane

Heung-min Son

Paulo Gazzaniga

 

B-Team – 

Joe Hart

Alfie Whiteman

Danny Rose

Serge Aurier

Davinson Sanchez

Japhet Tanganga

Juan Foyth

Tanguy Ndombele

Erik Lamela

Ryan Sessegnon

Gedson Fernandes

Jack Clarke

Harvey White

Dennis Cirkin

Jamie Bowden

Kion Etete

George Marsh

Jack Roles

Alfie Devine

Dane Scarlett

(Plus whatever new striker Spurs sign)

 

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