[Image] Here’s the predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham XI to face West Ham – can Spurs progress to the next round?

Mauricio Pochettino

Predicted Tottenham line-up to face West Ham United in the League Cup

Tottenham Hotspur were beaten by champions Manchester City in the Premier League as they failed to pick up a win at Wembley. Spurs now turn their attention to the midweek clash against West Ham United in the League Cup.

The Hammers are on the back of a draw against Leicester City and are in dire need of some positive results themselves. Spurs have already beaten West Ham in the league this season and will be aiming to get another one.

Team News

Both Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen have returned and were only able to come off the bench against Manchester City. They should be fit and in contention to start this game. Serge Aurier and Heung Min-Son should also return to the line-up.

Probable Tottenham Hotspur XI

Manager: Mauricio Pochettino

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Paulo Gazzaniga (GK)

The goalkeeper did well in the absence of Hugo Lloris and could return to the line-up for this fixture.

Serge Aurier (RB)

The return of Aurier from injury should see him take Trippier’s place on the right flank.

Davinson Sanchez (CB)

With Vertonghen still out, Sanchez will continue at the back for Spurs.

Toby Alderweireld (CB)

The Belgian will lead the Lilywhites from the back alongside Sanchez. He is a vital cog.

Ben Davies (LB)

Rose is still unavailable, which means Davies will continue on the left flank.

Harry Winks (LCM)

Winks looked impressive after coming on against Manchester City and he should start in central midfield.

Eric Dier (LCM)

Dier was taken off early against the Cityzens and he should partner Winks in the middle of the park.

Heung Min-Son (RAM)

Son was an unused substitute against Manchester City and will start this game on the right-hand side of the midfield.

Christian Eriksen (CAM)

Eriksen will sit behind the striker and aim to pick the passes in the final third. Spurs have missed their playmaker over the last few weeks.

Dele Alli (LAM)

Alli will occupy the left-hand side of the attacking midfield as he aims to terrorise the Hammers.

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Fernando Llorente (ST)

The Spaniard might lead the line in place of Harry Kane for this one.

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