Date: 2nd March 2018 at 2:59pm
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Only one team has stopped us scoring at home this season, but I always think it is a good idea to think from the perspective of the opposition to see how they might try to stop us, even if it is unlikely.

So, I am going to take my Spurs hat off for a second to see what I think David Wagner will do to try and get a result:

1) A Tactical Surprise

Swansea`s 0-0 draw at Wembley back in September was based on a back three. Huddersfield have not often deviated from a 4-5-1 this campaign so a switch in system isn`t likely, but they do have the option to do so.

They brought in Dutch international Terence Kongolo on loan from Monaco in January, and although he has been employed at left back in recent games, his natural position is at centre half. Moving him into a back three would be a logical move if they employ the defensive setup utilised by the Swans.

2) An aerial threat

With Poch likely to be without the Belgian pair again, the centre back partnership of Sanchez and Dier is likely to continue. They coped ably with the threat of Christian Benteke last week, but the Belgian`s form has been terrible this season. Unlike Steve Mounie who is on a bit of a role at the moment.

In just the last month he has scored four goals and provided two assists, and he is a difficult customer. Our backline will have to be mindful of crosses into the box for the Benin international. Wagner is also not afraid of playing two up top so don`t be surprised if Laurent Depoitre also makes an appearance at some stage. He will be another threat from the air our defence may have to cope with.

3) An old face could come back to haunt us

Alex Pritchard is beginning to settle at his new club after his £10m switch from Norwich. Our former player has helped his new side with one goal and two assists in their last two league games.

He is a skilful player, but we are likely to have a great deal of the ball tomorrow, so his threat could be very minimal. Yet, you get the feeling he will want to prove something against his old team so we should be mindful of the problems he could cause us.

The games is effectively a free hit for our opposition. They have crucial six pointers against Swansea, Palace, Brighton and Newcastle all coming up so this could be a good time for us to play them. However, these things could go either way. The freedom could make them more dangerous or they could be very lax in defence, allowing Harry and the rest to put them to the sword in no time at all. We shall see.

 

109 Replies to “3 Ways Huddersfield Could Try And Stop Tottenham Tomorrow”

  • On any given day anything can happen, but if the mighty spurs play in the way that they can play, then a playful three points will be in hand. We play early in the weekend, so let’s see the three points gained and the pressure put on our rivals for the top four.

  • As long as we have our focus and ?want? to win I?m pretty sure we will be too much for them. Please Spurs a good game and a comfortable victory. No more last minute heroics. Get the job done early so your fans can relax and enjoy the beauty of the way we play.

  • The only way Huddersfield could get something from this is if we don’t play our normal game and fail to produce the typical Spursy performance we’ve become accustomed to …. and I can’t see that happening at all. Spurs 3 – 0 Huddersfield (at least). Kane will be thinking more and more about his sparkling new boots as the season winds down so I’m sure he’ll put a few more holes in the net during this one.

  • Let’s not do a spursy and mess this up, 4th is ours to lose, start off from get go get an early goal, with Chelsea playing city, we could make a nice gap. Coys, 2 – 1 spurs

  • We have probably had the most adversity out of any club this season. The horrendous injury list, playing 38 away games , yet still with a great chance of qualifying for the champions league, progressing to the next stage of the champions league, progressing to the quarter final of the fa cup, a lot to play for still. Whilst Arsenal have the Europe 🙂

  • As for this game, this is probably the one fixture that stands out as a home banker. Lets show some ruthlessness. I’d start Son, i feel his pace and trickery will cause them problems. Mounie has a bit of pace so we cant get too relaxed.

    I feel Dier is too sloppy to play at CB. In MF that difficiency is somewhat shrouded, especially if you have Dembele mopping up for you. i would actually put Foyth at CB and play Dier CM.

  • 123 …. ‘Let’s not do a Spursy and mess this up’? How the hell are we going to get anything from this game if we don’t do a Spursy? You’re talking history, just like Arsenal supporters like to do; get over it. I’m talking now …. Pool, United, Arsenal, Dortmund, Madrid, Juve; all Spursy performances. Why not embrace the present day team you support instead of living in the past.

  • 3 reasons why Tottenham Hotspur will thrash Huddersfield Town today:

    1. They haven’t scored very many goals this season. A paltry 25.

    2. They have already conceded 48 goals this season, the 2nd highest amount in the PL

    3. Harry Kane.

  • We could of course offer up our own little tactical surprise and drop Kane. I mean, would it really be at all fair to give Llorente the axe, after his sensationnal midweek hat-trick? …

  • Very interested in seeing what we have available and put out today and on Wednesday – want to see midfield coming up with the good’s regularly like Wednesday to take pressure off HK and DA. Whether easy or hard – we need 3 points and to put the pressure on the Chav’s (5 points clear for Sunday). Furthermore hoping Benitez and Newcastle can throw a spanner in the works at Anfield and take some points off there too. On Wednesday would be good to see Verts back with Davo to command the backline and then take it from there. Hopefully we can get a couple of 1st half goal’s later to settle things nicely for next week.

  • I think there should be a special ‘fair-play’ rule for Kane. It’s not fair to clubs like Huddersfield (no disrespect meant) that they should have to face him on the pitch. Llorente should play instead …. he only gets hat-tricks!

  • I know that Huddersfield can play good football at times. I know that they are also desperate for points, being just 3 points from the relegation zone. I know that we may also have one eye on the CL and Juventus on Wednesday night. I also know that Jan may not play and that Toby is still out injured. But, I also know that Harry and Christian should be well rested and raring to go again and that Dele only had a short run out v Rochdale. And, I know that Frank would love us to win this match by 4 or 5 goals. So, for Frank, I am predicting 5-0 to the Spurs. Even so, in honour of Highgatespur (and as v Palace), 1-0 will do.

    Up the Spurs!

  • As long as we don?t leave the subbing too late if Plan A isn?t working we should be able to get the result we need”. Moura and Lamela coming on with at least 30 mins to go should do the trick.

  • The team that I think Pochettino may go for: Hugo; Aurier Sanchez Jan Davies; Dier Wanyama; Eriksen Dele Son; Kane.

  • On a different topic, anyone tracking the Modric story emerging in the last 24 hours? The Croatia captain allegedly provided false testimony in a criminal trial, and may now have to ride out a lengthy prison sentence if found guilty. Croatia?s state attorney?s office in Osijek said on Friday a 32-year-old citizen had been charged for falsifying his testimony, but did not name the star, as is customary. Local media however is now reporting that Modric is the man in question.

    Local media however is now reporting that Modric is the man in question.

  • Team to play Huddersfield: Lloris, Aurier, Vertonghen, Sanchez, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Rose, Lamela, Wanyama, Sissoko, Moura.

    Llorente can’t be happy after his hatrick performance during the week. Sissoko selected on bench over Winks.

  • I changed Wanyama for Dembele just before posting as I thought MP might want to rest Mousa for Juve. Otherwise, the team is as I expected.

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