Tottenham Hotspur take on Fulham in a London derby this evening, a chance to put that Man United defeat behind them in the League.
It is also a chance for the squad to prove that they can cope without the likes of Kane, Moura, and Son, as they strive to find goals in the absence of their three main threats.
Pochettino has decided to go for a three at the back formation, pushing two attacking wing backs up the pitch to play to Llorente’s aerial strengths up front.
The Spanish striker earns a rare Premier League start, as he is the only available first team forward at the club at the moment.
Christian Eriksen drops into the central midfield hole with Harry Winks, while there is room for 18-year-old academy prospect Kazaiah Sterling on the bench.
Spurs fans will be hoping to see him subbed on to see out a comfortable win today at Craven Cottage.
Some Spurs fans reacted to the different Tottenham team sheet:
#THFC: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Lamela, Llorente.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 20, 2019
You have to be kidding with trippier
— Axel Ruiz? (@Axel_RuizM) January 20, 2019
People moaning about tripps, he plays well as a wing back
— A ⚡️ (@pochspurs) January 20, 2019
— Pra. (@RyanMasxn8_) January 20, 2019
— Jim Winston (@JonnyTwoHats10) January 20, 2019
Absolute disgrace supposed to be competing for titles and trophies look at that bench and few players in the team wouldn’t get in relegation threatened teams . Spend some money
— James Caulfield ✌️ (@jrcaulf) January 20, 2019
Trippier and dele???
— ŁÓÂÎ ŞPÎĎÉŘ (@LOAISPIDER) January 20, 2019
YESSSSS THESE 3 DONS AT THE BACK pic.twitter.com/E3aTQfxa2X
— BeaksterHD (@BeaksterHD) January 20, 2019
Trippier…. actually, thank fuck he’s playing wing back. You watch he’ll have a blinder today, less defensive responsibility, he’ll have more freedom on the wing, this is his best position. Get behind him lads #COYS
— Louie Taylor (@taylorlouie5) January 20, 2019
— Andrew Prosser (@andykroymachine) January 20, 2019
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