Mauricio Pochettino shook things up last season when he wanted to kickstart Tottenham Hotspur into action and he could do that again at Everton on Saturday afternoon.
The Argentine employed a three at the back formation halfway through last season after his team had gone for a run of matches without many goals to speak of.
While some would argue Spurs have simply been unlucky in their last two matches against Chelsea and Burnley, Pochettino may just decide that it’s time to bring back the formation.
It would also give him a good excuse to give club record signing Davinson Sanchez his first start for the club in the relative safety of a back three. The manager gushed about his new signing last week, labelling him as “one of the most important and talented young players in Europe”.
Although the Colombian has been away with his country on international duty, making headlines with a tough challenge on Dani Alves in the 1-1 draw with Brazil, he has been training with Pochettino’s side for more days than Spurs’ other new signings.
Serge Aurier only arrived late on Thursday from France and he is unlikely to start ahead of the fit again Kieran Trippier so soon. Fernando Llorente is not fit enough to start, having missed the start of the season with a broken arm, while Juan Foyth is one for the future.
Victor Wanyama remains out with a knee injury.
So we predict Spurs could just line up like this:
(3-4-2-1) Lloris; Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Trippier, Dier, Dembele, Davies; Eriksen, Alli, Kane.
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