The Tottenham Lineup That Should Start Against West Ham

Tottenham's attempt to qualify for European football continues on Tuesday when Jose Mourinho's men take on West Ham in north London.

Spurs returned to football with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Friday night, a result which keeps them four points behind the fifth placed Red Devils in the search for Champions League qualification.

Steven Bergwijn celebrating his goal against Manchester United

With no new injuries, Tottenham have their full first team squad available for the game, with Dele Alli available after serving his suspension and Lucas Moura fit again.

Here's the team Mourinho should select for the clash against the Hammers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Goalkeeper & Defenders

Toby Alderweireld should return to the starting lineup for the West Ham game

Hugo Lloris (GK) - After missing a large portion of the season due to injury, Lloris' return to the side has been hit and miss. However, the Tottenham captain is still one of the best shot-stoppers in the Premier League and an obvious choice to start in goal.

Serge Aurier (RB) - Tottenham have very little in the way of right back options so Aurier gets the nod here, despite the defender being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons during lockdown. Regardless, Aurier put in an impressive performance against Manchester United on Friday.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) - Sanchez will be a key part of Mourinho's plans for the future, with the 24-year old still relatively young for a first team centre back. Sanchez has struggled with consistency this season, but he'll only improve with age.

Toby Alderweireld (CB) - Having missed Friday's game, Alderweireld should return to the side on Tuesday. The Belgian defender signed a new contract with Tottenham back in January and is still the best centre back the club has to offer.

Ben Davies (LB) - Davies has missed the majority of the season through injury, but - similarly to Aurier at right back - the Welshman is the only real left back the club have in the first team and should make the team over Ryan Sessegnon.


Harry Winks during the 1-1 Manchester United draw

Harry Winks (CM) - Winks has come into his own following Mourinho's arrival at the club and is a firm favourite. His neat and tidy passing will be key in keeping possession ticking over against West Ham.

Moussa Sissoko (CM) - Sissoko has quietly become one of Tottenham's more important players following a disappointing start to his time in London. Sissoko is a vital cog in the Spurs midfield, often covering for Aurier's marauding runs forward, and should remain there for the West Ham game. There remain doubts over the effectiveness of his midfield partnership with Winks.

Giovani Lo Celso (AM) - Lo Celso started on the bench in Spurs' first game back, having struggled with a niggle in training, but with the club sure to take a more attacking approach against West Ham, the midfielder should move into the starting lineup on Tuesday.


Bergwijn has enjoyed a fast start to life in England

Steven Bergwijn (RW) - Bergwijn has enjoyed a bright start to his time at Tottenham, with three goals in his first six games, including his strike against United on Friday. The former PSV star should edge out Lucas Moura for a spot in the starting XI.

Son Heung-min (LW) - One of Spurs' best players - if not the best - over the last couple of seasons, Son's goal involvements have been vital to Tottenham and he'll need to keep producing the goods if the club wants to climb the Premier League table.

Harry Kane (ST) - Kane was set to miss a significant amount of time due to injury, but the break in play gave him time to recover and the England captain is fit again. While the striker didn't have the greatest performance against United on Friday, expect him to be at his goalscoring best sooner rather than later.

Source : 90min