Should Tottenham start both Kane and Llorente against Swansea?

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino looks on before the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on September 13,...

Tottenham Hotspur's new signing could face his former club this weekend.

Fernando Llorente of Tottenham Hotspur comes on for Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at...

Fernando Llorente got his first taste of action in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt when he came off the bench against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday, but what chance the Spaniard starting against a former club this weekend?

After all, Tottenham go head-to-head with Swansea City, the side for whom Llorente scored 15 goals last season, and he will no doubt be desperate to play from the outset against his one-time employers.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley...

That decision will be down to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, but with Harry Kane undroppable in his current form, the only chance Llorente has of starting is if Tottenham play two up front.

It would be a dramatic change of stance from Pochettino yet there will surely be occasions when both men are utilised together, and he needs to build up an on-field relationship sooner rather than later.

Swansea player Fernando Llorente celebrates his and the winning goal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion at Liberty Stadium on May 21, 2017 in...

With Tottenham at home this weekend - at least their temporary home of Wembley - it may be the best time to see what the two Spurs strikers can do when playing in tandem, even if it means a midfielder dropping out of the starting XI.

With three centre-backs Tottenham's goal is well protected and it would be interesting to see just how effective a front two of Llorente and Kane could be.

You can rest assured the 32-year-old will want to play against Swansea, but only time will tell if he gets a few minutes from the bench or his first start at his new club.

The vast majority of Spurs fans will surely be hoping for the latter.

 

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