Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI to play Queens Park Rangers - Pochettino to take big risk?

WH Lane

Match to be played on Sunday 24th August 2014 at 13:30. Venue: White Hart Lane, London.

Tottenham Hotspur take on QPR this Sunday looking to back up a positive result against West Ham last weekend.

Spurs have secured two wins on the bounce following that result and a win against AEL in the Europa League as Mauricio Pochettino mulls over whether to make changes for the home game this weekend.

We’ve had a go at naming the possible Spurs side for the game against QPR.

GK – Hugo Lloris

The Frenchman is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. He’ll start for as long as he’s at the club.

RB – Kyle Walker

Pochettino could take the gutsy decision to put Walker back into the side with Kyle Naughton injured. It’s a risk because Walker will be behind in terms of match fitness.

CB – Eric Dier

Dier seems to have taken to life at Spurs like a duck to water. He looks incredibly mature for his younger age.

CB – Jan Vertonghen

Vertonghen was nowhere near his best in the game against AEL but he’ll be better for the 90 minutes, a little sharper and will be comfortable in front of a home crowd.

LB – Ben Davies

The same applies for Davies. Pochettino made a big call with the former Swansea star when he could have gone after other left-backs. Danny Rose will continue if Davies doesn’t recover well from the AEL game.

RM – Aaron Lennon

Lennon is one of the most experienced players Spurs have. He’s capable of playing down either side of the team.

DM – Etienne Capoue

Pochettino seems to like Capoue in the holding midfield role. He reads the game well and can offer adequate protection for the defence.

CM – Nabil Bentaleb

Growing in terms of Premier League experience and it would be another big call considering Paulinho and Mousa Dembele are now back in action.

AM – Christian Eriksen

Eriksen looks very comfortable playing the number ten role in behind the main striker. He can turn a game in a split second.

LM – Erik Lamela

Lamela appears to have come on leaps and bounds under the guidance of Pochettino. He changed the game against AEL and will be full of confidence.

ST – Emmanuel Adebayor

It’s a big game for Adebayor because he’s under pressure following Roberto Soldado’s performance against AEL. He should just keep his place.

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