Jose Mourinho has shaken up his Tottenham Hotspur group to face Middlesbrough of their FA Cup replay.
The Spurs boss mentioned earlier than the match that the one participant he may afford to relaxation from the squad was Toby Alderweireld, because of the central defensive choices he has.
Mourinho revealed on Monday that Christian Eriksen would begin and Jan Vertonghen would come again into the group. He additionally mentioned that Japhet Tanganga would “probably play” after his spectacular Premier League debut within the defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.
All three do begin with additional contemporary legs in Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon coming in to the group.
Younger left-back Dennis Cirkin makes his first look on the bench.
The Tottenham head coach faces the fragile steadiness of needing to win the sport but additionally being cautious of a troublesome journey to Watford on Saturday to face Nigel Pearson’s aspect.
Incoming mortgage signing Gedson Fernandes has not but been introduced however would haven’t have been eligible to play within the fixture as he was not registered for the primary sport.
This is how Spurs line up on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:
Gazzaniga, Tanganga, Sanchez, Vertonghen (C), Sessegnon, Dier, Winks, Lo Celso, Eriksen, Lamela, Lucas. Subs: Vorm, Foyth, Cirkin, Aurier, Skipp, Dele, Son.