Date: 7th December 2018 at 11:00am
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OPINION

Mauricio Pochettino must axe Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld if he wants to field his best possible starting line-up in Tottenham’s clash against Leicester at the King Power on Saturday.

Dier may have scored in the defeat to Arsenal last week but the 24-year-old’s performance was woeful away from that, especially defensively, and he should be dropped out of the side so that Moussa Sissoko can partner Harry Winks.

It would also make sense for Pochettino to drop key player Alderweireld so that Jan Vertonghen can return and partner Juan Foyth, as going forward, they seem like the central-defensive duo for the future with the uncertainty around Alderweireld’s future.

Hugo Lloris must start in goals behind a back-four of Serge Aurier at right-back, as Kieran Trippier is injured, Vertonghen and Foyth in the middle and Danny Rose at left-back.

Sissoko and Winks would be the perfect midfield partnership to break up the Leicester attack and move the ball forward into the attack.

In that attack, Dele Alli must return to replace Lucas Moura, with Christian Eriksen and Heung-min Son staying in the side.

It should go without saying that Harry Kane must start up front and if Pochettino names this 11 then Spurs are bound to annihilate the Foxes and continue to strengthen their spot in the Premier League’s top-four.