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After taming Claude Puel’s Southampton side in the previous round of the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur have now won each of their last three games in the domestic competition and they will look to keep their winning streak going into the last game of the year. The Spurs will travel to the Vicarage Road this weekend to face a Watford side that is fresh from a draw against Crystal Palace in the last round. Walter Mazzari, the manager of the Hornets has done well to keep his side close to the top half of the table but this game will test his side’s resilience against top sides in the competition. With the race at the top heating up, Pochettino is expected to field a strong XI and here is the predicted lineup he might play for this game:
Pochettino has a few absentees for this game against Watford. Toby Alderweireld, who missed the last game against Southampton with an illness is expected to be back in action but Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen are both suspended for this game for picking up yellow cards. Erik Lamela will remain sidelined nursing his Hip injury.
The French shot stopper is the first choice goal keeper for the Spurs and he will hope to have a decent game at the weekend.
The first choice right-back to replace Walker who is suspended, Trippier should be called into action to play as a part of the back four for Tottenham for this game.
The Belgian is expected to shake off his illness in time for this game and he should start this game at the heart of the defense for Tottenham.
Having missed out on a place in the midfield in the last few games, Dier, will be back in action to replace Vertonghen, who is now suspended, alongside Alderweireld in the back line for the Spurs.
The first choice left-back for the Spurs, Rose, has been in decent form this season and he should keep his place in the side for this game.
The former Southampton man had a decent game last time around and he will hope to have a similar game against Watford in the Premier League this weekend.
One of the first names on the team sheet for his side when fit, Dembele, has been on and off this season and the Spurs will hope that he finds his form in this game against Watford.
The Danish winger has slowly improved his form this season in the final third and he should have a decent game if the Spurs are to take all three points from this trip to the Vicarage Road.
The English midfielder has also not been at his best this season but he is an impact player who make things happen and should start against Watford.
The former Newcastle man was given a rare start in the previous game against Southampton and he put in a decent enough performance to warrant a start in this game.
The main goal threat for the Spurs, Kane, has also been growing in confidence slowly after returning from injury and he should keep his place in the squad for this game against the Hornets.