Tottenham host Jose Mourinho struggles at West Brom in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon, in a must-see match for both sides.
The visitors find themselves in a difficult relegation and are winless in four, having lost to Sheffield United 2-1 more recently. The loss left the Baggies ten points adrift to safety with an extra game played.
Spurs are also found in a dismal form upon entering this one. Mourinho’s men have lost their last three league games disappointingly. Their last game ended in a 1-0 home defeat to their London rivals Chelsea, leaving Spurs ninth and putting pressure on Mourinho, who is desperate for a win.
Here is the team that could start on Sunday.
Hugo Lloris (GK) – The Frenchman is the favorite between the sticks, having appeared in every Premier League game this campaign.
Serge Aurier (RB) – Still has the potential to threaten when playing, as evidenced by two goals in 12 right-back appearances this season. The Ivorian is hoping to influence more in the final third than he has managed lately.
Toby Alderweireld (CB) – The Belgian last played against Chelsea and, although Tottenham’s back line looks shaky, will likely do it again.
Joe Rodon (CB) – Eric Dier, on the other hand, may not keep his place. The England international was sad against the Blues meaning Mourinho could turn his squad around, giving Rodon a chance.
Ben Davies (LB) – Another Welshman to complete the back line. With Sergio Reguilon still out, Davies will be the likely left-back starter for the West Brom game.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) – The Dane is crucial for Spurs. Has not missed a single game this season and ranks seventh in the league and higher than any other Tottenham player in tackles (56).
Harry Winks (CM) – Moussa Sissoko didn’t impress against Chelsea at all, which could open the door for Winks. The Englishman has started just nine Premier League appearances this season, but could make seven against the Baggies.
Tanguy Ndombele (AM) – Another crucial part of the Tottenham squad, but hasn’t reached previous heights recently. The Frenchman is without a goal or an assist in the last three matches.
Gareth Bale (RW) – The Welshman’s lack of playing time has been highlighted a lot, but as Mourinho may be looking to rotate his squad a bit, it might be time for Bale to only make his third league start since his reinstatement.
Carlos Vinicius (ST) – Harry Kane is visibly missing Spurs, but with England still injured, Vinicius will lead the line again. He is hoping to do better than the header he wasted late against Chelsea.
Son Heung-Min (LW) – The South Korean has been directly involved in 16 goals in his last 15 appearances against newly promoted teams, with nine goals and seven assists. It could be crucial on Sunday.