With Harry Kane sidelined for the visit to Old Trafford, we take a look at who should replace him.
Mauricio Pochettino confirmed in the week that talisman Harry Kane will miss the Manchester United clash with a thigh problem (BT Sport).
The news has sparked debate surrounding whether Fernando Llorente or Korean international Son Heung-min should start up top for the London club.
Llorente is yet to start or score for Spurs in the Premier League since joining the club in the summer, mustering just four substitute appearances during his time in London so far.
After failing to impress against West Ham in the Carabao Cup in midweek, concerns will soon be raised over the Spaniard’s profligacy in front of goal should he continue to struggle for goals.
The alternative option is Korean forward Son Heung-min, who flattered to deceive against West Ham despite impressing in the emphatic win over Liverpool the weekend before.
With Kane on the sidelines, the most likely outcome looks like a change in system from Pochettino’s favoured 3-4-2-1 to a 3-5-2 featuring both Llorente and Son up top, with the pace of the Korean and hold-up play of Llorente hopefully enough to trouble the Manchester United defence.
Pochettino has sprung plenty of tactical surprises this season already and it’s impossible to tell just how Spurs will line up this weekend, although this opportunity certainly does present the perfect opportunity for one of the pair to stake a claim for a regular starting role.