Predicted XI: Spurs may need 25-year-old’s creativity to break down stubborn Newport


Tottenham host Newport County in the an FA Cup fourth round replay at Wembley on Wednesday night, and Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Mauricio Pochettino hinted there will heavy rotation but kept his cards close to his chest as to exactly who will feature.

Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose returned to full training last week, so this would be a good chance to reintegrate the duo ahead of Saturday’s North London derby.

I’d also like to see Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier rested – they’ve both played a lot of football recently and Spurs could do with them being fresh for the Arsenal game.

Harry Winks and Serge Aurier should feature after recovering from recent injuries, while Victor Wanyama, Erik Lamela and Fernando Llorente will likely be handed starts after affecting the Liverpool match from the bench on Sunday.

Surely Kane will be given a break with such an important game coming up. If Pochettino is to start a regular attacker, perhaps it should be Christian Eriksen for his creativity, which Spurs desperately lacked in the original tie.

Here’s our predicted XI to face Newport – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments.

Spurs XI v Newport Replay