Some Spurs fans are excited to see midfielder start against Bournemouth

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Dom Le Roy

 

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has made three changes to the side that will take the field today in his first Premier League home match against Bournemouth.

Jan Vertonghen, Tanguy Ndombele and Moussa Sissoko all come into the team in place of Danny Rose, Harry Winks and Lucas Moura who all started against Olympiacos.

Ndombele’s first start under Mourinho is something that will have Spurs fans excited given the Frenchman’s impressive cameo off the bench on Tuesday.

The Portuguese tactician keeps faith with Eric Dier, who he took off at the half-hour mark against Olympiacos after the team struggled to get going in the opening stages of the game.

It looks like Sissoko has been included as a part of the front four as opposed to the midfield pivot position which the Frenchman grew accustomed to playing under Pochettino.

Some Spurs fans were particularly surprised with Mourinho’s decision to play Sissoko out wide rather than in central midfield.

Others were looking forward to see Ndombele in action from the start for the first time under the new regime:

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Vertonghen coming in at left-back is something that surprised a few Spurs fans given the centre half hasn’t played there too often recently. However, given Mourinho’s preference to play a system that switches to a back three in possession, I believe the Belgian might be perfectly suited for the system.

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