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 boss has a serious selection decision to make for the game, with formation at the heart of it.
Spurs played their usual 4-2-3-1 formation against Bournemouth last time out, with Eric Dier in midfield and Victor Wanyama on the bench.
However, the temptation will be there to drop the England international into a back three, bring the Kenyan into the starting XI and sacrifice Son Heung-min in the final third.
It is my view that when everyone is fit, Dier should be the man to lose out – but only if Spurs play a back four.
Replacing the former Sporting Lisbon man with Wanyama is probably Tottenham’s best team (Danny Rose aside), but against Chelsea Pochettino may see fit to play three at the back.
This would mean Dier dropping into a back three; Wanyama must play to combat N’Golo Kante in the heart of the team and as such it remains to be seen just who would drop out.
Son has been among the goals of late and is an important man to Tottenham, but it would be a major surprise if either Christian Eriksen or Dele Alli made way instead of the South Korean.
While Pochettino has a tough call to make ahead of the Wembley fixture, these are good headaches for Spurs to have, with the club boasting international quality across the pitch.