Tottenham Hotspur take on Burnley today in the Premier League, looking to grab all three points to stay in touch with the leaders Man City.
The Prem fixture comes between a miracle match in Barcelona and a North London derby in the Carabao Cup next week.
Pochettino seems to have picked his team with those fixtures in mind, handing the likes of Eriksen, Winks, and Son a rest.
Coming in for Harry Winks and the virus-struck Eric Dier is a name that may have some fans extremely excited, young Oliver Skipp.
Skipp has been Pochettino’s favourite academy prospect this season, and has made a number of appearances on the bench in all competitions, as well as the odd few minutes on the pitch.
However, today is Skipp’s full Premier League debut for the club, a huge step in his career.
Hopefully the youngster takes it in his stride with a man of the match performance.
Some Spurs fans had plenty to say on Twitter…
The next Xavi
— Ryan (@ryangoIdy8) December 15, 2018
Spurs doing bits and Pochettino is trusting these players. Kane, Winks, KWP and now Skipp in and around the first team ??
— James Wilson (@JamesGWilson91) December 15, 2018
What an absolute madman Poch is. Hands out starting births left, right and centre. Before you know it we’ll be begging for Skipp and Winks to play side by side, week in week out. Good luck Skipp, take your chance and enjoy the moment! #COYS
— Matthew Comito (@matthewcomito) December 15, 2018
Hope he bosses it ?? #COYS
— Rob J Bhood (@robbieJBhood) December 15, 2018
A lot of pressure and expectation for the boy on his full debut. Whatever happens, we need to be patient with him because he is a big talent.
— Nick Davis (@NickDavis78) December 15, 2018
— louis (@louisjhnson) December 15, 2018
Hopefully a MoTM performance from the young chap!
— Michael Donkor (@mikyonehotspur) December 15, 2018
Is he English? A first Cap can’t be far away
— Alan Watton (@AlanAlanwatton) December 15, 2018
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