Strongest Possible Tottenham Lineup vs Newcastle: 4-2-3-1 with star to return

Strongest Possible Tottenham Lineup vs Newcastle: 4-2-3-1 with star to return


With a dominating performance against Monaco recently, Tottenham look to extend their unbeaten streak in the Premier League to 15 games as they host Newcastle this Sunday at White Hart Lane.

Spurs right now sit three points out of the Top 4 and look to get back on the win train after draws against West Ham and Chelsea. Spurs have 26 points. Newcastle has 13.

The Magpies recently beat Liverpool 2-0 but have been poor away from home this season — posting only one win in seven road games.

I believe the squad Spurs’ manager Mauricio Pochettino will be rolling with on Sunday will be similar to the previous matches. However I wouldn’t be opposed to a change.

Goalie: Hugo Lloris

Still can’t get over his save in the seventy-second minute against West Brom. He’s been solid in net all season and is truly world-class.

Right back: Kyle Walker

He’s been good and healthy all season. He’s getting forward and works well in Poch’s scheme.

Centre backs: Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertoghen 

Watching these two operate in the back has been a pleasure all season. Alderweireld’s my favorite summer signing. They’ve dealt with bigger problems than Papiss Cissé.

Left back: Danny Rose

Ben Davies played well on Thursday but Rose has the spot locked down for the moment. Look for the Englishman to get the start.

Centre Defensive Midfielders

Eric Dier – He came off with an injury against Monaco in the first half so hopefully he’ll be ready for Sunday. He’s found his role this season as a holding-midfielder and has been remarkable.

Mousa Dembélé – He has been a monster this season next to Dier in the midfield. The guy has so much skill on the ball and he’s creating spaces for others to make runs. He’s thriving right now in the box-to-box role. He is dealing with a stomach-bug though that may hold him out of Sunday’s match also.

Attacking Midfielders

Christian Eriksen — Eriksen has been disappointing the last two games and I think he has to move from the left side to the No. 10. He’s serviceable on the left but throw him in at the 10 and I believe he becomes world class. Regardless, he’s the playmaker for this Spurs’ offense. I would love to see him at the 10 spot on Sunday, but I think he’ll be on the left again.

Dele Alli — Alli has been great this season and he’s so versatile. His goal against West Brom was great. Lets hope he keeps this form up.

Erik Lamela — Coming off a hat-trick against Monaco, the Argentinian will look to keep his form on the right side.

Striker:  Harry Kane

It was nice to see Kane get some rest this week. The Englishman will look to give Newcastle’s defense headaches on Sunday.

If either Dier or Dembele can’t go on Sunday I think Poch will drop Alli back and hopefully that will mean Son on the left, Eriksen in the middle and Lamela on the right.

What do you think Spurs lineup and the result will be?



  1. Hey everybody. Thanks for taking the time and reading my article. Just a little update for you lads. Dembélé has officially been ruled out of Sunday’s match with a foot injury. Mason and Pritchard are still out, and Clinton is out with a knee injury.

    With no Dembélé this should mean that Son will be in the starting 11 on Sunday. COYS!

  2. I would love to see Davies retaining the left back position and Rose moved to the left wing forward position , agree with the guys here that Eriksen should be moved to the central position he needs to work very hard indeed on his passing it can be hectic and he is the worst corner kick taker ever , LLorice Walker Toby Vertonghen Rose Dier Eriksen Dembele Alli Lamela Kane .

    • That would be interesting. Rose was originally a left midfielder and then some guy named Gareth Bale came along and Rose was out of the first team. He only really started playing left back because Benoit Assou-Ekotto went down with injury. That was four years ago however. Davies is good but I really like Rose at the left back. But hey, having to pick between which good left back to play is a problem I like to have!

  3. Right now, I would look to drop/rest one of the 3 attacking midfielders and let Son come back in. Son was brilliant before his injury and at the time was our top goal scorer I think.
    Ever seen Eriksen joined us, he has moved about alot, and I don’t think he brings as much to the team as he should when he is out wide. Behind the striker he is good but is Alli better, or maybe even Son…

    • I think the problem with Son is that no sooner does he recover from injury, than he has a run of matches in Korea (+8 hours). SE Asia (+6) UK (0) Azerbaijan (+4) then UK (0) after arriving back at 05.30 for a match 55 hours later. I suspect that he is by now at the end of his jet lag, but I seriously doubt if anyone has had a tougher schedule than him over the past month. I am thinking that if he plays, he will be more like the player we first saw.

      • I totally agree. Everyone was raving about how tough it was going to be traveling to Azerbaijan and then coming back to London to play Chelsea, but I think we all forgot Son was doing that all November. That’s a great observation.

        Also I think Son is still trying to gel with the other players and learn Poch’s tactics since he came over in late August and then his injury kept him out of the lineup, but he looks more comfortable each match. Also Premier League football is different than the Bundesliga. I loved him at Leverkusen, he’s excellent on both feet. He’ll soon find that form we saw earlier.