Report- Tottenham team news vs Leicester: Predicted line up – Juan Foyth OUT, attacking rotation | Football | Sport

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Updated: December 8, 2018
Tottenham team news vs Leicester: Predicted line up – Juan Foyth OUT, attacking rotation | Football | Sport

Tottenham have a string of injury concerns to deal with ahead of their Premier League clash with Leicester tonight.

Spurs have been battling with fitness concerns all week as the festive fixture pile-up begins to take effect.

Juan Foyth is the latest star to be ruled out of the game after suffering from a hamstring issue.

The Argentine ace has enjoyed a good run in the Tottenham starting line-up but will be replaced by the returning Jan Vertonghen.

Experienced Belgian star Vertonghen had a derby day to forget during the 4-2 defeat against Arsenal after giving away a cheap penalty and receiving a red card for two bookings.

He will return from his one-game suspension to partner Toby Alderweireld in the heart of defence, with Ben Davies and Serge Aurier to start on either flank.

Kieran Trippier has been ruled out of the game with a groin problem, while Mousa Dembele, Davinson Sanchez, Erik Lamela and Victor Wanyama are also sidelined.

Ahead of the game, boss Mauricio Pochettino said: “I think you know me. We’re going to try to take the best decision for Saturday to try to be competitive and be close to winning and perform in the best way.

“It’s not easy of course to play every three days. It’s so tough for the players and for the staff, but we are going to try to take the best decision, to put a very fresh team, fresh legs and mind and try to compete in the best way.”

Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli are both set to return to the line-up in place of Harry Winks and Lucas Moura, though all options will be available from the bench.

Predicted Tottenham team vs Leicester

(4-2-3-1) Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Sissoko, Dier; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane.