Alli in as dream front four unleashed – The Tottenham team Jose Mourinho should pick vs Fulham – Football.London

Alli in as dream front four unleashed – The Tottenham team Jose Mourinho should pick vs Fulham – Football.London

Fulham are now Tottenham’s opponents on Wednesday evening after a decision was made over the Aston Villa game.

Last week it was announced that the match at Villa Park was in doubt following a coronavirus outbreak at the club, with confirmation coming on Monday afternoon that it would not be played.

As a result Fulham will now travel across the capital to play the fixture that was originally pencilled in for the end of 2020 before an outbreak at the west London club put a stop to it going ahead.

Fresh from defeating Marine 5-0 on Sunday evening in the FA Cup, Jose Mourinho can rotate his team after resting a number of his squad for the game in Crosby.

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But who exactly will he start in N17?

Here are the teams our Spurs reporters would like to see:

Alasdair Gold – Tottenham Hotspur correspondent

Mourinho can go back to full strength for this match and he’s going to have a fresher starting XI than he would have in the week that the game was originally set to be played.

All of Tottenham’s key men were rested for the trip to Marine and can come back into the team with fresh legs.

Erik Lamela is also expected to be fit again and the Spurs boss will also have to decide whether Gareth Bale is fit enough to start after only coming on late in the game on Sunday.

Steven Bergwijn could be recalled to the Tottenham team against Fulham
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It’s likely Steven Bergwijn, if his recent injury problems aren’t hampering him, will get the nod for the game.

Toby Alderweireld and Moussa Sissoko only played 45 minutes each at Marine, which means they can also start on Wednesday with little problem if needed.

Some players who took to the pitch on Sunday could also get their chance again at struggling Sheffield United at the weekend.

Gold’s team: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon; Winks, Hojbjerg; Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son; Kane.

Rob Guest – Tottenham Hotspur correspondent

The beauty of Mourinho’s team selection against Marine is that he can put out an entirely different XI on Wednesday evening against Fulham.

Leaving the likes of Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane behind for the trip to Crosby, the quartet will come straight back in against Scott Parker’s men.

Toby Alderweireld should start alongside Dier despite his 45 minutes in the FA Cup, with Serge Aurier and Sergio Reguilon the two to get the nod at full-back.

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Mourinho then has a decision to make over who partners Hojbjerg in midfield between Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko, with the England international perhaps favourite given he wasn’t involved at the weekend.

However, moving Tanguy Ndombele back slightly next to the Dane could be an option to give Dele Alli a rare chance to impress in the league after catching Mourinho’s eye at Marine.

The boss did admit after the Leeds win that Steven Bergwijn has been “accumulating physical problems” but the fact he’s rested for two games now means he should come in to form a formidable front four alongside Alli, Son Heung-min and Kane.

Guest’s team: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bergwijn, Alli, Son; Kane.