Date: 12th January 2018 at 7:00am
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OPINION

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Everton to Wembley on Saturday as they look to reignite their challenge for the Champions League, and Mauricio Pochettino must make a big call and sacrifice one of his main attacking outlets. 

Pochettino made several changes last time out as Spurs beat AFC Wimbledon 3-0 in the third round of the FA Cup, and quite obviously, he must revert to his full-strength side against the Toffees.

Harry Kane was the hero as usual for Spurs, with his quickfire double breaking the deadlock against the Dons in the second half, before Jan Vertonghen scored his first goal since 2013 to seal the victory.

That result came after a damaging 1-1 draw in the Premier League against West Ham, as Son Heung-Min and Pedro Obiang’s traded stunning strikes at Wembley.

That point left Spurs in a worrying position in the race for the Champions League, now lying three points behind Liverpool in fifth.

Liverpool however face a tough task this weekend as they welcome league leaders Manchester City to Anfield, and Spurs must capitalise on this opportunity to close the gap by securing a valuable three points.

Pochettino must recognise the importance of this clash and not be afraid to make the big call to drop one of his favoured attacking players, who has been ineffectual in recent weeks, if Spurs are to rip an organised Everton to shreds.

This is Futbol¬†have selected the best possible Tottenham starting XI, which sees the return of several of the club’s best players, and a surprise axe for one attacking superstar in seven changes.

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