Date: 2nd July 2020 at 4:00pm
Written by: Mick Peters

Tottenham Hotspur are back in action this evening as they head north to face Sheffield United in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho’s side are still seven points adrift of the top five and could really do with a result here tonight to bolster their hopes of playing in Europe next season.

Prediction for the game?

United win

United win

Draw

Draw

Spurs win

Spurs win

The Blades aren’t far off a European spot either, so this one should be a decent contest at Bramall Lane.

But what sort of side will the Portuguese select? Here’s what we are predicting…

Spurs predicted XI vs Sheff Utd PL

Spurs defeated local rivals West Ham 2-0 last time out yet given the number of matches on the horizon, Mourinho could still tinker his lineup – he could make two changes tonight.

The backline remains much the same, meaning it’s Hugo Lloris between the sticks with him guarded by a four of Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier – still no place for Toby Alderweireld.

Whilst in midfield, Tanguy Ndombele could be handed a rare start. Mourinho hinted that he would be involved in the coming matches, and said: “He’s an option for me, a very good player who will probably be playing tomorrow, will probably be playing the next match. There is no problem, there is no story.”

1 of 10

'When he scored the goal the game finished for him. After that I needed 11 players for my defensive organisation and I had just 10.'

The Frenchman could partner his fellow countryman Moussa Sissoko in Spurs’ engine room with Giovani Lo Celso sitting in the hole. It means Dele Alli drops to the bench – the £58m-rated star didn’t have the best of matches against the Hammers.

Steven Bergwijn could start on the right with Heung-min Son continuing on the left.

Harry Kane should, of course, lead the line up in Sheffield.

This would certainly be an exciting looking starting XI for Mourinho to deploy, a tad attack-heavy, but it should reap the rewards.

 
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