Tottenham vs Leicester: Expect a Pochettino surprise as duo ruled out

Tottenham Hotspur return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon with a home clash against Leicester City and it will be very interesting to see what Mauricio Pochettino’s team selection is.

Spurs have closed the gap between themselves and the top two and another victory could leave the club in an excellent league position, especially as Manchester City and Chelsea clash today also.

However, with the much-awaited Champions League clash agains Borussia Dortmund set to take place on Wednesday night, Pochettino will surely be tempted to rotate his Tottenham team.

The club’s official website confirms that Eric Dier and Vincent Janssen have been ruled out due to illness and a knee complaint respectively, while Ben Davies is also still unavailable.

Added to high-profile Tottenham attacking pair Dele Alli and Harry Kane, and Spurs are down to their bare bones.

Son Heung-min’s return from the Asian Cup has boosted the starting XI and the South Korean has been the hero in recent weeks.

However, with the versatile forward admitting his fatigue recently, Tottenham will have to manage his minutes against Leicester.

Other players have been forced to play a lot of games in quick succession and as such there will be a temptation to mix things up.

Tottenham fans will hope Pochettino picks his strongest side, but the ideal scenario is a couple of key men getting a rest – and the win over Leicester still being accomplished.

Strongest Tottenham starting XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Winks, Sissoko; Lamela, Eriksen, Moura; Son

Potential rotation starting XI (3-5-2): Lloris; Alderweireld, Sanchez, Foyth; Walker-Peters, Skipp, Sissoko, Eriksen Aurier; Llorente, Moura