The two team changes Mauricio Pochettino must consider for Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino should consider dropping half of his backline this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has had a little time to reflect after the disappointing defeat away to Manchester United.

He’ll be mulling over changes ahead of the game against Leicester City, with Spurs looking to get their bid for a Champions League place ahead of next season back on track.

Two changes he could consider this weekend fall at the heart of his defensive line, with Kyle Walker and Eric Dier both seriously struggling to compete yesterday.

Walker looked unsure over his position, while Dier struggled against the physical presence of Marouane Fellaini, while producing a bad error, which allowed Wayne Rooney in behind the Spurs defence to score.

With Tottenham having home advantage this weekend against the team ranked worst in the Premier League as things stand, Pochettino could make a couple of changes and take a risk to give his side a little more integrity at the back.

DeAndre Yedlin is still waiting for his chance to have an impact across Tottenham’s back four and the boss could throw the American into the team.

His blistering pace down the right hand side would definitely be an asset and he needs to start accumulating Premier League experience at some point in the near future.

The second change is a more reliable one, with Federico Fazio a possibility to come back into the heart of the defence alongside Jan Vertonghen.

Fazio deserves another chance to win his place back in Tottenham’s defence and he should be fresh, having not featured against United over the weekend.

With Spurs clinging onto the hope of a top four place by their finger nails, the manager has to try and do something different to ensure there are no further mistakes.

He’s also got to be ruthless because Tottenham’s defensive display yesterday was not acceptable.

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