Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI to play Nottingham Forest - Who's in and who's out?

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Here's the possible Tottenham Hotspur team for the game against Nottingham Forest this week.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino could wield the managerial axe for the club’s League Cup game against Nottingham Forest.

Spurs fell to the post-Europa League jinx against West Brom yesterday and the boss has demanded improvements from his squad looking forward to the cup game.

It won’t be easy considering the form Forest have shown in the Championship this season. Here’s the side Pochettino could go with.

GK – Michel Vorm

Signed over the summer but has found chances hard to come by. This could be a rare opportunity for him to put some pressure on Hugo Lloris.

RB – Kyle Naughton

Naughton can provide some pace down the right and can create extra width if he gets the chance to go forward frequently.

CB – Eric Dier

Dier has been a great signing for the club after signing in the summer. He’s versatile and can move to right centre-back.

CB – Jan Vertonghen

The Belgian was an unused sub in the game against West Brom. He’ll be fresh and should come back into the team.

LB – Ben Davies

Davies has to try and put some pressure on Danny Rose who has so far been the club’s primary left-back this season.

RM – Aaron Lennon

Lennon offers pace and drive on the right. He’s dangerous on either side of the pitch and capable of producing a big chance at a key moment.

DM – Benjamin Stambouli

Stambouli can use this match as a chance to put down a claim for more regular first team football. He’s perhaps unlucky not to have featured more so far this season.

CM – Nabil Bentaleb

Bentaleb is a versatile player who can take care of a number of roles in the middle of the team.

CM – Paulinho

Paulinho can step into the side and offer some quality in possession. Spurs will try and get the ball to him as much as possible.

LM – Andros Townsend

Townsend could return after a leg problem. The West Brom game came a little too quickly for him but this could be an ideal match to nurse him back into the team.

ST – Roberto Soldado

Soldado is a confidence player and there’s no better way for him to improve that than playing and scoring goals. Hard luck for Harry Kane.

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