Predicted Tottenham Line-up To Face Manchester United In The FA Cup Semi-final
Tottenham Hotspur’s scintillating Premier League run suffered a double blow this week when they were defeated by champions Manchester City on Saturday evening followed by a midweek draw against Brighton & Hove Albion. The outcomes have put them two points adrift of 3rd-placed Liverpool, so securing a place in top-4 will be their prime objective.
Spurs, meanwhile, have a massive test this weekend as they contest Manchester United in the Emirates FA Cup semifinal. The prestigious domestic title remains their only realistic hope of end the title drought. The Red Devils, on the other hand, are close to securing a runners-up spot in the league but would be determined to win the silverware. The encounter, therefore, will be an enticing one when both the English heavyweights lock horns on Saturday evening.
Probable Tottenham XI
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
Michel Vorm (GK)
Although Hugo Lloris has been the first-choice custodian, second-fiddle Michel Vorm has been preferred in cup competitions and should start this game.
Kieran Trippier (RB)
Serge Aurier and Kieran Trippier have been rotated in the right-back slot and the latter might be handed a start this weekend.
Davinson Sanchez (CB)
Although contract rebel Toby Alderweireld is back in action, young Colombian Davinson Sanchez was rested for the Brighton trip and is likely to be recalled against Manchester United.
Jan Vertonghen (CB)
Spurs’ defensive pillar all season who has earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year and is now vowed to end the season on a higher note.
Ben Davies (LB)
The Welshman has been a revelation down the left and has earned a regular status due to his balanced display.
Eric Dier (RCM)
The versatile Englishman was rested against the Seagulls and is likely to return to the starting line-up for this massive cup encounter.
Mousa Dembele (LCM)
The Belgian is the main man in Spurs midfield as he controls the flow of the game with his holding, dribbling and passing attributes from the middle of the park.
Erik Lamela (RM)
The Argentine was introduced from the bench against the Seagulls but is likely to start this weekend against Manchester United.
Dele Alli (CAM)
Has performed splendidly on big occasions but was not included in the travelling squad against Brighton & Hove Albion. He was rested and will return to action on Saturday.
Christian Eriksen (LM)
The Danish superstar is in sublime form and will be raring to drive the attack once more versus Manchester United.
Harry Kane (ST)
The English hitman has scored plenty of goals this term as well and his presence will trouble the Red Devils backline during this epic encounter.