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‘Phenominal’ Spurs Fans Heap Praise Onto This Man After FA Cup Win Over Fulham

Spurs marched on into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup with a convincing 3-0 win over Championship Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon.

The Lilywhites were the stronger of the two from the start of the contest, Christian Eriksen testing Bettinelli in the Fulham goal early on with a left-footed toe-poke. Spurs continued to dominate, and it wasn’t long before they took the lead. Kieran Trippier’s quick thinking from a throw in gave Eriksen the ball down the right, he then whipped a ball into the box that Harry Kane was able to turn into the back of the net from close range.

Michel Vorm very nearly gifted Fulham an equaliser when his pass went astray, but was able to recover and make a save from Tom Cairney’s effort to keep Mauricio Pochettino’s side in front. That aside, Spurs were the dominant force in the first period, and should have extended their lead before the break.

The Spurs advantage was doubled just five minutes into the second half as Eriksen and Kane combined once again. The Dane whipped another ball into the box from the right, and Kane got on the end of it again to consolidate Tottenham’s lead.

The win was sealed seventeen minutes from time when Dele Alli slid a ball through to the onside Harry Kane, who finished strongly past Bettinelli to secure Spurs’ spot in the draw for the FA Cup sixth round, where a date with Millwall at White Hart Lane awaits.

Christian Eriksen was one of the Spurs players to impress in the FA Cup win at Fulham. He provided two assists for Harry Kane’s first two goals, as well as playing a clever pass to Alli in the build-up for the third. It was a much better display from Eriksen on Sunday, and here is how Spurs fans reacted to his showing in the 3-0 win.

Eriksen has been inconsistent at times this season, and has not been at his best recently, but looked somewhere back to his best here. His crosses into Kane for two of the goals were sublime, especially the second, similar to the pair that found Dele Alli in the win over Chelsea at the start of the year.

However, one area for concern will be the Dane’s form on set pieces. It has recently been pointed out that Eriksen has not scored a free-kick in over 500 days, and his set pieces were under-par again today. Despite this, it was a very satisfying performance to watch from Eriksen.

‘Like Playing With 10 Men’ Spurs Fans Slam Midfielder For Display vs Manchester City

Spurs came from two goals behind at the Etihad Stadium to salvage a point against Manchester City in a game dominated by the home side. 

Manchester City bossed the first half, and it took some good defending from Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose, combined with a couple of decent stops from Hugo Lloris to keep the game goalless going into half-time.

A slow start to the game prompted Mauricio Pochettino to switch to a back four, with Eric Dier pushing up to play just in front of the back four. The Spurs boss waited until half-time to make personnel changes, bringing Hueng-min Son on in place of Kevin Wimmer.

Hugo Lloris, Spurs’ saviour for most of this season, was the culprit on both occasions for an early second half collapse. A long ball from Kevin De Bruyne saw Sane through, Lloris’ diving header deflected off the Manchester City man, leaving him with a tap-in for 1-0.

The hosts doubled their lead five minutes later, Lloris spilling a low cross into the path of De Bruyne, who made it 2-0 to Manchester City.

However, Spurs came up with a quick response, and fired themselves back into the contest. The ball broke to Kyle Walker on the edge of the box, who picked out Dele Alli at the back stick, who continued his excellent goalscoring form with another headed finish.

Then came the moment of controversy that will prove to be the main talking point of the contest. Raheem Sterling found himself through on goal, only to be pushed in the back by Kyle Walker and see his shot saved by Lloris. Appeals for a spot kick were waved away quickly.

Tottenham took full advantage of their good fortune, and fired themselves level little under a minute later. Harry Kane laid a ball of to substitute Heung-min Son, who finished well into the corner for a level game. And that is how it finished.

One player that disappointed for Spurs on the day for Christian Eriksen. He did play the ball through to Harry Kane for the lay off and subsequent goal, but I am sure I am not the only one who would liked to have seen more from the Danish international.

Eriksen was a shadow of his usual creative self, and failed to have any real impact on the game. The midfielder didn’t great a single chance, complete a single take on, or win a single tackle. Mauricio Pochettino will want much more from Eriksen in the big games from now on.

On the balance of play, it is a most undeserved point that Spurs have picked up. Despite losing at Manchester United, this was a similar game in the way that Spurs’ big players failed to turn up. This is something the Lilywhites must work on going into the rest of the season.

‘Immaculate Display’ Spurs Fans React To This Man’s Stunning Performance vs Swansea

Spurs eased past struggling Swansea City who fell to the bottom of the Premier League table as Spurs returning to somewhere near their best, recording a 5-0 win over the Welsh side.

Swansea stayed strong for a large part of the first half, but the deadlock was broken six minutes before half-time when Dele Alli was brought down in the eighteen-yard box. Referee Jon Moss pointed to the spot, and Harry Kane stepped up to continue his outstanding goalsoring form.

Heung-min Son added to the Spurs lead just before the break, scoring a world-class half-volley, giving the keeper next to no chance as the Lilywhites went into half-time two goals to the good. Harry Kane added his second of the afternoon shortly after the break.

To finish of the rout at White Hart Lane, Christian Eriksen scored the fourth goal of the afternoon and then added a fifth during added time, Moussa Sissoko providing the assist for that one.

The Dane has now scored three goals in his last two Premier League games, and looking like he is starting to rediscover his best form. Eriksen created five chances in the ninety minutes as well as having seven shots on the Swansea goal.

In addition to this, the Dane completed 78% of his passes, made seven crosses as well as winning all of his aerial duels. This is how Spurs fans reacted on Twitter to Eriksen’s performance.

Eriksen has always been a key figure for Spurs, and had lost his way slightly this season prior to the last two games. The effect he has on the rest of the team is clear for all to see, and when Eriksen plays well, Tottenham play well. He will be a key player for Spurs if they are to make a push for the top four, or even more.

5 Key Players That Could Sit Out Crucial West Ham Clash Through Injury

Spurs have not won in all competitions since the win against Manchester City before the October international break. The Lilywhites are currently five points off league leaders Liverpool, and a win against West Ham is of great importance to get back to winning ways and gain some momentum after a good point at Arsenal.

However, getting three points against an out-of-sorts West Ham side may be easier said than done, considering Spurs could be missing these five key players for the Premier League clash.

1) Christian Eriksen

The Danish international has a lot more to offer for Spurs this season, but over the last few weeks has been putting in some very good displays. He created some good chances in the game against Arsenal, and could have even won the game himself.

But Spurs could be without the tricky midfielder for the West Ham clash with a knock he picked up on international duty. With Spurs in need of a win, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will miss the creative spark that he offers.

2) Toby Alderweireld

The Belgian defender has been out for over four weeks now, and was in contention to make the squad for the Arsenal game, with Pochettino stating that his recovery is just behind that of Harry Kane’s. However, two weeks after the return of Kane, Alderweireld might still be out and unavalible.

We saw Spurs set up with three at the back against Arsenal in the North London derby, and if Pochettino elects to do the same against West Ham, he will most likely have to select the same back three of Eric Dier, Kevin Wimmer and Jan Vertonghen.

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4-2-3-1 Again: Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face Bayer Leverkusen

Spurs go into their second Champions League group stage match at Wembley in a decent position in the group following a goalless draw with Wednesdays’ opponents Bayer Leverkusen last time out on matchday three.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be looking to get back to winning ways, having not had that winning feeling since the start of October in the win over Manchester City. However, Spurs have not scored a goal from open play since October 15, and this will surely have to change if they are to secure all three points against Bayer Leverkusen.

Toby Alderweireld remains out, but could make his return in the North London derby on Sunday. Harry Kane’s recovery is going well, but the striker will not feature at Wembley. Erik Lamela is a doubt with the same illness he missed the game against Leicester with. Here is the Spurs predicted line-up to face Bayern Leverkusen.

GK: Hugo Lloris
The Frenchman couldn’t quite keep out Musa’s second half attempt against Leicester on Saturday, but has been in great form. His save in the return fixture a couple of weeks ago was world-class, and a clean sheet here would go a long way if we are to beat Leverkusen at Wembley

RB: Kyle Walker
Although we were not able to take all three points away from Saturday’s Premier League fixture with Leicester, Walker put in another top quality performance. He showed us all why he is first choice for Spurs and for the national team. He should start here.

CB: Eric Dier
Dier has played in three positions for Spurs. Right-back, centre-back and defensive midfield. He has shown what a versatile player he is, and has done a good job filling in for the injured Toby Alderweireld. With the Belgian not quite ready to return, I expect Dier to play again.

CB: Jan Vertonghen
With the outstanding performances of Toby Alderweireld this season, the defensive ability of Vertonghen has gone fairly unnoticed. Since Alderweireld has been out, Vertonghen has really stepped up and played really well against Leicester at the weekend. More of the same on Wednesday night please.

LB: Danny Rose
Rose has looked good in a slightly injury interrupted season, and put in another good shift against Leicester on Saturday. I think Rose will start again here and I would like to see him bombing down that left side and getting dangerous crosses into the box towards the likes of Janssen.


Eriksen Dropped! Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face Bournemouth

Spurs earned what may prove to be a precious point in the Champions League last time out on Tuesday night, and will be looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to Bournemouth in the early kickoff on Saturday. 

In terms of team news, Toby Alderweireld remains out, but may only be for a couple of week more, whereas Danny Rose is a doubt with a knock picked up against Leverkusen. Harry Kane is still recovering from his ankle injury, and is back in training.

GK: Hugo Lloris

What a save from the Frenchman on Tuesday night. How he managed to scramble across his line and keep the ball from crossing the line I will never know. He should start again here.

RB: Kyle Walker

Walker once again sat out of Champions League action once again, and he will be keen to put in a good showing to convince Mauricio Pochettino to put him in the starting line-up to face Leverkusen at Wembley.

CB: Eric Dier

Kept a clean sheet in midweek, and I don’t quite know how! Dier had a solid game in Germany and had to deal with a lot of Leverkusen pressure, especially in the second half. He should start again here and until Toby Alderweireld returns from injury.

CB: Jan Vertonghen

Vertonghen also had a solid game in Germany on Tuesday night, and should take great confidence from that clean sheet. I expect him to start again against Bournemouth.

LB: Ben Davies

With Danny Rose a doubt for Saturday, Ben Davies is more than likely to start on Saturday, and I have full confidence that he will put in a good performance.

CDM: Mousa Dembele

Mauricio Pochettino had to take Vincent Janssen off on Tuesday night to deal with the flurry of pressure coming our way, something that Victor Wanyama couldn’t handle on his own in defensive midfield. For that reason I think Spurs will set up with a 4-2-3-1 formation once again.

CDM: Victor Wanyama

Wanyama is in great form, but he can’t be in two places at once. He had a great game again on Tuesday, but in my opinion could really do with Dembele playing alongside him in midfield, and that is what I think will happen on Saturday.


Player Ratings: CSKA Moscow 0-1 Spurs – Son Shines Again

After losing the opening group game against Monaco, Spurs recovered well to go and win 1-0 at CSKA Moscow courtesy of another Heung-min Son strike with just under twenty minutes remaining. 

It was the South-Korean’s fifth goal in all competitions this season in a big win in Moscow, and here are the Spurs player ratings.

Hugo Lloris- 7

In the grand scheme of things, Lloris didn’t have too much to do in all honesty, but what he did have to do, he did well and kept a clean sheet with a good couple of saves.

Kieran Trippier- 7

Came in for Kyle Walker, and performed very well, he constantly looked to get down the right-hand side and cause problems, and did exactly that, getting a few good crosses into the box.

Toby Alderweireld- 7

Him and Vertonghen had their hands full all evening, having to deal with the physical presence of Lacina Traore, and they kept the striker fairly quiet, with Alderweireld making a crucial tackle in the first half.

Jan Vertonghen- 7

Also did very well in keeping Traore quiet, and seemed to be man-marking him in the first period, the Belgian won a few crucial duels in a good performance.

Ben Davies- 7

With Danny Rose still out with that hamstring injury, Ben Davies still continues to provide excellent cover. Another solid performance from the Welshman.

Victor Wanyama- 6

Made a few strong tackles, and survived after picking up an early yellow card. However, the Kenyan gave the ball away too many times in the midfield for my liking.

Dele Alli- 7

Played in a deeper role, but when we had the ball, he looked to be just as much of an attacking presence as the front four, and did that very well. Was unlucky to see his first half effort crash off the crossbar.


Alli Plays Deeper! Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face CSKA Moscow

Having lost their opening group stage game of the Champions League, Spurs travel to Russia in desperate need of three points to get their Champions League campaign up and running following that bitterly disappointing defeat against Monaco just a couple of weeks ago.

Spurs will be without Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier and Danny Rose in Moscow, who are still recovering from injuries. Moussa Sissoko joins them on the injury table, with Mauricio Pochettino not ruling out the possibility of concussion affecting the Frenchman. Harry Kane however remains the only long-term absentee. Here is the Spurs predicted line-up.

GK: Hugo Lloris

Having played well since returning from injury, I expect Hugo to keep his place in the starting eleven in Russia.

RB: Kyle Walker

Has provided a huge threat over the past few weeks going down that right-hand side, and will be desperate to terrorise the left-back of Moscow on Tuesday night.

CB: Toby Alderweireld

In my opinion, the Belgian has been our most consistent player over the course of the season, and is probably one of the first players on the team-sheet at the moment.

CB: Jan Vertonghen

The 29-year-old has worked well with Alderweireld at the heart of the Spurs defence that has conceded just three goals in the Premier League this season.

LB: Ben Davies

Has provided first-class cover for Danny Rose, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury since the international break, and I expect the Welshman to put in another solid performance here.

CDM: Dele Alli

With Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Moussa Sissoko all out through injury, Dele Alli could be asked to play a deeper role alongside Victor Wanyama. We saw him play in this position against Monaco a couple of weeks ago, and he looked solid. For me, he provides more of a threat playing further forward, but the youngster can still do an excellent job from the deeper role.

CDM: Victor Wanyama

The Kenyan has made a solid start to life at White Hart Lane, and is in line to start again here. He has shown his strengths in breaking up the play in recent weeks, and he will certainly be the more ‘defensive’ of our two CDMs on Tuesday night.

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Player Ratings: Spurs 5-0 Gillingham – Winks & Eriksen Excel

Pochettino named a side to face Gillingham with eleven changes, but Spurs made light work of their League One opposition, putting five past Justin Edinburgh’s side on the manager’s return to White Hart Lane. 

A double from Christian Eriksen and goals from Vincent Janssen, Josh Onomah and Erik Lamela saw Spurs easily into the fourth round, where they will face Liverpool at Anfield. Here are the Spurs player ratings.

Michel Vorm- 7

Hard to rate the Dutch stopper any higher or lower to be honest. Gillingham only took six shots throughout the whole game and none of which were on target, a poor night for them in front of goal.

Kieran Trippier- 7

Looked solid defensively, dealing with anything that came his way with composure. Also posed a threat going forward too, winning the penalty for Janssen’s first goal in a Spurs shirt.

Kevin Wimmer- 7

Didn’t have too much to deal with for the whole game, but looked good on the ball when building from the back. A good display.

Cameron Carter-Vickers- 7

A strong debut for Carter-Vicker, who hardly put a foot wrong. Looks like a man Pochettino can call upon when needed.

Ben Davies- 7

Aimed to bomb forward a little more than in previous games, and looked dangerous, put didn’t quite produce the final ball or shot to finish.

Tom Carroll- 6

Had a solid game, but that’s all I can really say about Carroll. Quietly went about his business, but wasn’t quite good enough going forward.

Harry Winks- 8

Played really well alongside Carroll in the middle of the park. He carried the ball forward with purpose and confidence. Another viable option for Pochettino should injuries get the better of the likes of Dier, Dembele or Wanyama. An excellent game from Winks


Rotations Galore! Tottenham Team News And Predicted Line-Up To Face Gillingham

Spurs make their return to the re-branded EFL Cup on Wednesday with an opening third round tie against League One Gillingham. The Gills caused a second round shock knocking out Watford, so Spurs should by no means underestimate the lower-league opposition. 

Pochettino is likely to make use of this game to make plenty of changes and use the full depth of his squad. Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele will miss out with knocks while Harry Kane’s ankle injury will keep him on the sidelines. Danny Rose will miss out again. Here is our Spurs predicted line-up to face Gillingham.

GK: Michel Vorm

Lloris has resumed is position at first choice goalkeeper following his spell out as a result of a knock picked up at Everton, but Vorm provided first class backup and I expect him to start here.

RB: Kieran Trippier

Kyle Walker has played three games in the space of nine days and it is more than likely that Trippier will step forward to play here. The former Burnley full-back has always played well when called upon, and is likely to do the same here.

CB: Toby Alderweireld

Toby has been our most consistent performer, and will probably play again here, it all depends if Pochettino feels Cameron Carter-Vickers is ready to play or not, but for me, the Belgian will start here.

CB: Kevin Wimmer

The Austrian is likely to be given his chance along the back line on Wednesday night in what would be his first competitive start of the season since signing a new contract with the club.

LB: Ben Davies

With Danny Rose still expected not to feature with injury, Davies could well feature here after Jan Vertonghen took his place on Sunday afternoon.

CDM: Victor Wanyama

With Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele both hobbling off injured in the win over Sunderland on Sunday, Victor Wanyama could be guaranteed a starting place with the defensive midfield duo both set to be out of action for this EFL Cup fixture.

CDM: Tom Carroll

With Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb both leaving the club, either temporarily or permanently over the summer transfer window, Tom Carroll has signed a new deal and has moved up the squad pecking order as a result, and he should start here.

RAM: Erik Lamela

The Argentine would have been disappointed to be left out of the starting line-up to face Sunderland at the weekend, and will be keen to make an impression on Pochettino to rival Moussa Sissoko with starting spots up for grabs over the next few weeks.

CAM: Christian Eriksen

Like Lamela, Eriksen was left out of the starting eleven on Sunday, with an in-form Son Heung-min preventing him from occupying the left flank. It looks unlikely that the Dane will beat the Korean to a starting spot in the next couple of weeks, but he could challenge Dele Alli in the number ten role. Either way, a good performance here will do him no harm at all.

LAM: Josh Onomah

Pochettino is likely to see the game against Gillingham as I have mentioned as an excellent chance for rotation, and this could see Josh Onomah make his first start of the season. The youngster has featured at various times for Spurs, and it will be interesting to see if he has made any progress over the summer.

ST: Vincent Janssen

Harry Kane was stretchered off on Sunday, so Janssen is more than likely to be the man to lead the line for Spurs over the next couple of months. I expect him to make his second start of the season and it would be good to see him bag his first goal in a Spurs shirt.