Confirmed Colchester v Tottenham lineups: Bentaleb and Kane start

Here is how Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will line up for this afternoon's FA Cup tie...

League One bottom club Colchester United will be hoping to spring an FA Cup shock when they take on Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.

Kevin Keen's men have picked up just two points from their last ten games, but beat Championship side Charlton Athletic in the last round to set up a huge tie with Spurs.

Ex-Premier League players such as Darren Ambrose, Owen Garvan and Marvin Sordell all start for Colchester today, along with former Crystal Palace youngster Alex Wynter.

West Ham loanee Elliot Lee is on the bench, as is former Fulham and England youth left back Matthew Briggs.

Meanwhile, Spurs head into the game having see off Leicester City in a replay in the Third Round.

Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping to make it into the next round of the FA Cup this afternoon, and has named a strong team to make it there.

Michel Vorm gets a chance to impress in place of Hugo Lloris in goal, whilst Kevin Wimmer and Eric Dier start in the heart of defence.

Nabil Bentaleb and Tom Carroll start in central midfield, whilst Nacer Chadli is rewarded for an impressive cameo against Crystal Palace last weekend with a role out wide.

With Harry Kane up front, Son Heung-min is on the bench, as are JOshua Onomah, Dele Alli and Toby Alderweireld.

Colchester lineup


  • Jake Kean
  • Richard Brindley
  • Tom Eastman
  • Kane Vincent-Young
  • Alex Wynter
  • Darren Ambrose
  • Owen Garvan
  • Alex Gilbey
  • George Moncur
  • Gavin Massey
  • Marvin Sordell

Substitutes: Elliot Parish, Matthew Briggs, Frankie Kent, Joe Edwards, Macauley Bonne, Elliot Lee.

Tottenham lineup


  • Michel Vorm
  • Ben Davies
  • Eric Dier
  • Kieran Trippier
  • Kevin Wimmer
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Tom Carroll
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Érik Lamela
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Kyle Walker, Dele Alli, Mousa Dembélé, Joshua Onomah, Heung-Min Son.

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