Tottenham’s biggest selection question vs Chelsea – three or four at the back?

Tottenham Hotspur go into Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final clash against Chelsea in fine form, with hopes among the Spurs fans that silverware is just around the corner this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have played some scintillating football over recent weeks, with successive 4-0 victories the perfect preparation for the game at Wembley. However, the Tottenham … Read more

Zaha a better match for Tottenham than Barkley

Despite the 2016-17 Premier League season being far from over, the national press are already starting to speculate over which players Tottenham Hotspur will target in the summer. The North London side look likely to play Champions League football again next term and Mauricio Pochettino will want to add players capable of improving the starting … Read more

Christian Eriksen and taking corners – the great mystery

When Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen stands over a direct free-kick, there is always real anticipation. Given the Denmark international’s sheer quality and precision, long-range strikes from dead-ball situations have characterised the playmaker’s time at White Hart Lane. However, when Eriksen stands over a corner, something changes. The 25-year-old put in an inspired performance in … Read more

Time for Tottenham to trust Ben Davies

With Tottenham Hotspur back in Premier League action on Saturday against Middlesbrough, Mauricio Pochettino has a number of selection decisions to make. Injuries to Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose have left the London club slightly short at the back and will surely force the Argentine trainer into using a back four against Aitor Karanka’s men. … Read more

Pochettino must persist with three at the back – even without Vertonghen

Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion was soured by a nasty looking ankle injury to key defender Jan Vertonghen. The Belgium international stretched to keep the ball in play in the second half and went over on his ankle, immediately knowing that his ailment was a serious one. While the prognosis of how … Read more