Here is a possible side for Tottenham Hotspur to take into their game against Fiorentina tomorrow night.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is in a difficult position looking ahead to the Europa League game against Fiorentina.
The tie is balanced at 1-1 after the first game and with the League Cup final this Sunday, the boss has to decide who he commits to the team and who he holds back to face Chelsea.
If he gets it right, Tottenham could spring into the game this weekend against the Blues in refreshed fashion and showing no signs of fatigue from their European commitments.
If he gets it wrong and Tottenham have to throw on their best players to chase the game in Italy, it could backfire when it comes to the League Cup final.
The Europa League is a very serious competition because of the possibility of qualifying for the Champions League next season and it will be interesting to see how Pochettino approaches the game and whether it becomes clear that he’d prefer League Cup and Premier League success this season.
Here’s the side Pochettino could go with for the game.
Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Chiriches, Kaboul, Fazio, Davies, Paulinho, Capoue, Bentaleb, Lamela, Townsend, Soldado
It would be a risk for the boss to make so many changes to his line-up for the game, but his hands are tied to a certain extent with the Chelsea match following so shortly after.
There is still quality in key positions with Nabil Bentaleb and Erik Lamela two players capable of winning the game for Tottenham in midfield while Roberto Soldado played well in the first leg and should be looking to back that up.