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Spurs will field weakened team against West Ham

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that both Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose will return to the squad to face West Ham tonight at Wembley, with Rose pushing for his first start of the season in the left-back position.

Michel Vorm will start instead of Hugo Lloris in goal, while Harry Kane will be rested, meaning Fernando Llorente is likely to play up front. Pochettino told the press conference yesterday:“We are resting players who need to rest because we don’t want to take risk, then all players we believe that are no risk to play tomorrow are going to play, we forced to give some rest to some players but we are going to play with players who are fresh to compete tomorrow because we want to go to the next (level) of the Carabao Cup”

Potential Spurs starting XI:  Vorm; Walker-Peters, Foyth, Sanchez, Rose; Winks, Dier; Sissoko, Dele, Nkoudou; Llorente

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

3 comments on “Spurs will field weakened team against West Ham

  1. Well Sean,
    If you are correct about the Spuds line-up, they still look pretty dangerous to me, and if we play with Carroll, goal-scoring will not be too easy;still, we can only hope..
    Look what ‘Bristol Titties’ did to Palace earlier today!

  2. Agree Max. Will still take some beating & several of our frontline players are going to be rested. I am hoping it will not be an aet+penalties job. As it is CP wil get an extra day to recover (& they definitely rested the star playersZaha & Townsend). So there is an excuse that can be used if the weekend game goes badly.

  3. Just watched England U17’s beat Brazil 3 – 1 in the World Cup semi final, after a tight first half that could have been 3-2 either way but finished 2- 1 to us we pretty much played them off the park with young Rhian Brewster scoring a hatrick, when you watch the freedom these kids play with and no shortage of high quality, all worked hard without the ball but passed and moved beautifully, not unlike our own u23’s it makes you wonder why the full teams of British players are so abjectly awful at one and two touch football… it works we are winning World Cup’s Euro’s etc apart from Ady Boothroyd’s team who play in his style poorly because they are players not hoofball merchants, we should have the same set up across all our National teams and we should be playing the game the way the Germans / Spanish / Italians are, the skill level is there in abundance in young players, they also appear to have the imagination and patience to work teams out and outplay them but the old guard of managers seem to punish them when they lose the ball, by taking them out of the team, stifling their confidence and killing their ability to express themselves and play with the bravery they need to elevate the teams, Guardiola you will notice doesn’t punish his players when they lose the balls and cost his team goals, John Stones being a prime example but you could go right through the City team of last year, he knows they just need to do things better and that will come given time but he demands they work to improve and do the right things, not play lazilly like our team, he knows that if the whole team work to get the ball back the damage will be limited and over the course of the season they will get the results due to being more creative than their opponents. It is like a breath of fresh air watching teams go out their and play, brave football, making mistakes but making up for them as a team. I wish more managers were like him and that we had one that could inspire greatness in our best squad in 50 years.

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