Can Jose Mourinho turn around Spurs’ poor run of form?
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side is set to face Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton team on the back of a poor performance and defeat against Sheffield United in their last match.
The 3-1 defeat leaves Spurs with just one win in their last nine matches in all competitions keeping just four clean sheets in twenty-nine matches under Mourinho.
They come into the match against an Everton side who have not lost since the Premier League restart, however Spurs have just lost three in their last 27 matches in the Premier League home games against Everton (W16, D18).
Jose boasts an impressive statistic against Everton in never losing a home game against the Merseyside team.
Mourinho will also be sweating on midfielder Dele Alli fitness as he will face a late test on a hamstring injury sustained in training. Japhet Tanganga and Juan Foyth are the only other noticeable absentees for Mourinho as the pair are set to miss the remainder of the season.
What side should Spurs play?
Spurs have struggled to regain the form that saw them get to the Champions League final last season, after losing some high profile names in the transfer window and failing to replace them.
Below is the team I think Mourinho should field with the players they have available:
Sanchez Alderweireld Vertonghen
Dier Winks Sissoko
Lamela Bergwijn Son
From the side that lost to Sheffield United I have replaced Aurier and Moura. Aurier is not strong defensively and his positional sense during matches have cost Spurs goals.
Moura has also failed to hit the form of last season that saw him score that dramatic 96th-minute winner to cap an astonishing Tottenham fightback against Ajax to get Spurs to the Champions League final so he has been replaced with Lamela.
Lamela looked impressive when he came off the bench in the last match against Sheffield United and I feel his driving force and pace is what is needed to turn around Spurs’ poor form.
I have introduced Harry Winks to the Spurs midfield alongside Dier and Sissoko to sure up Tottenham’s leaky defence and to have some stability to their midfield.
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