As we already know, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino prefers the 4-2-3-1 formation to others when setting up his starting line-ups. Spurs managed to add three attacking players to the squad over the course of the summer transfer window, Vincent Janssen, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Moussa Sissoko. With these three summer additions, we look at five ways in which Pochettino could set up his ‘front four’ over the coming season. Use the navigation below to work around the post.
This was the front four that started the game against Liverpool at White Hart Lane, and to say that they were not at their best would be an understatement. We saw Lamela and Eriksen switch wings midway through the game, but this attempt to spark creativity after a slight shape change following the injury of Kyle Walker in the end had minimal impact.
We saw this front four work well last season, showing an excellent understanding and flair during our challenge for the title, and despite two new players coming in at the end of the window, I expect Pochettino to still make regular use of the combination of Eriksen, Alli and Lamela playing behind Harry Kane up top.