The Tottenham Lineup That Should Start Against Everton



Jose Mourinho begins his first full seasons as Tottenham boss at home to Everton | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

While we’ve now seen Tottenham Hotspur like never before through the lens of Amazon’s cameras, Jose Mourinho’s squad will be looking to stamp their authority in the upcoming campaign.

In a turbulent season which saw a managerial change and injuries to key players, Spurs will be looking to kick on from their disappointing sixth-placed finish in the Premier League, with sights firmly set on returning to the lucrative top four spaces.

A busy and frantic start to the season begins on Sunday, as the north London side host Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton. A Michael Keane own goal was the difference in July when Spurs pipped the Toffees to a 1-0 victory in the most recent clash between the two sides.

With summer signings Matt Doherty and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg expected to slot straight in, here’s how Mourinho’s side could look.

Matt DohertySummer signing Matt Doherty could start at right-back | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris (GK) – Spurs’ skipper was in impressive form under Mourinho when he returned from his arm injury. Although Lloris didn’t have much to do the last time these sides faced each other, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin remain threats.

Matt Doherty (RB) – The new man from Wolves will likely replace Serge Aurier, who is expected to leave the club, at the first opportunity. Doherty’s offensive creativity could lead to some key chances for Spurs.

Toby Alderweireld (CB) – The Belgian has been a stalwart in Spurs’ defence over the past five seasons and penned a new deal last season.

Eric Dier (CB) – The defender has impressed since making the switch from midfield under Mourinho and will be glad to be back following a ban at the end of last season.

Ben Davies (LB) – Mourinho has made no secret of the fact the Welshman is his preferred choice at left back. Davies has repaid the manager’s faith with strong performances since returning from injury.

Pierre-Emile HojbjergPierre-Emile Hojbjerg has already featured for Spurs in pre-season | Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) – Another new face in what has been an efficient summer for Spurs, Hojbjerg is no stranger to the Premier League. The former Southampton captain is an astute addition to Tottenham’s midfield.

Harry Winks (CM) – With Giovani Lo Celso expected to be out injured for the start of the season, Mourinho has previously put his trust in Winks when needed. He should get the nod here.

Lucas Moura (RM) – Spurs have two great options on the right side in Moura and Steven Bergwijn. As the Dutchman is expected to be brought off the bench, Moura, who ended last season in fine form, will likely start.

Dele Alli (CAM) – Mourinho is still trying to get the best out of the Englishman, who has huge potential if he can reach the heights of the 2016/17 season. After a promising pre-season, it’s time to see if Dele can continue his form.

Son Heung-min (LM) – Even in a below-par season for Spurs, Son still managed 18 goals and 12 assists. He will be a constant threat against the Toffees on Sunday.

Harry KaneKane will have his sights firmly set on becoming the league’s top goalscorer | Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Harry Kane (ST) – It’s been a few years since Kane has held that Golden Boot and he’ll be after it again following successive injury-hampered campaigns. The England captain has scored nine goals in ten games against Everton.



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