Tottenham fans want Pochettino to start Lamela against Burnley

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on December 16, 2017 in...

Tottenham face a tough trip to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Saturday evening.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City shake hands after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur...

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino may opt to freshen things up in his Spurs starting eleven after the north Londoners were battered 4-1 by Manchester City last time out - and fans want their manager to start Erik Lamela.

Spurs face a difficult away trip to Sean Dyche's high-flying Burnley on Saturday evening, as they look to strengthen their top-four hopes at the expense of their Lancashire-based opponents.

However, the Clarets are difficult to beat on home soil and Pochettino will have to field a side capable of producing something out of nothing in the final third, but also resolute at the back.

Erik Lamela of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands with Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur as he is subbed during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton...

Lamela, 25, is the fans' choice to start the match as he continues to look sharp since his year-long spell on the sidelines with a double hip injury. He has returned to make five Premier League matches, but has started just one of those.

With Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen's level of form remarkably dropping as Spurs sit 21 points behind league leaders Man City, Pochettino should shake things up in attack and start the man brought to Spurs by former boss Andre Villas-Boas in 2013.

That should see 23-time Argentina international Lamela start from the off for just the second time this season, as one fan described his "ability to beat men in one-on-one situations" as "key".

 

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