Tottenham predicted XI vs Rochdale: Eight changes for Pochettino’s men

Mauricio Pochettino is likely to ring the changes as Tottenham Hotspur take on Rochdale in the FA Cup on Wednesday night.

Spurs played in the Premier League on Sunday against Crystal Palace, securing a 1-0 win, but there is expected to be a different look to the side when Dale visit Wembley for the fifth-round replay.

As confirmed on the club’s official website, Pochettino has almost everyone fit and available for this clash but will be without centre-back pairing Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.

Both players missed the victory over the Eagles at the weekend with hamstring and ankle problems respectively, although they are not expected to be out long term.

This means that youngster Juan Foyth could step back into the heart of the defence after playing the original tie at the Crown Oil Arena, partnered with either Eric Dier or Davinson Sanchez.

Behind them, Michel Vorm will come in for Hugo Lloris between the sticks, whilst the full-backs will doubtless be rotated to include Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose.

Harry Winks will hope to get a start in central midfield after playing an hour in the clash between the sides earlier this month, possibly alongside Moussa Sissoko, who was an unused substitute against Palace.

On the wings, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura both came off the bench at Selhurst Park and could start at Wembley.

With Harry Kane in red-hot form, Pochettino may decide to start with the England man here and look to get the job done early against the League One outfit, with Dele Alli in a supporting role.

The Lilywhites have Juventus to come in the Champions League in a week’s time and that will impact on selection both for this fixture and the visit of Huddersfield Town in the Premier League on Saturday.

Nonetheless, the FA Cup presents the most realistic chance of silverware this term and Pochettino will not be taking this game lightly.

Possible Spurs starting XI (4-2-3-1): Vorm; Trippier, Foyth, Dier, Rose; Winks, Sissoko; Lucas, Alli, Son; Kane