Tottenham Hotspur travel to Elland Road to take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United in the Premier League in a bid to qualify for Europe.
Tottenham Hotspur are on the back of a huge win after defeating the bottom-placed side- Sheffield United, who are currently placed 20th on the Premier League table. A hattrick from Gareth Bale and an incredible solo goal from Son Heung-min saw Spurs get past Sheffield, however, Ryan Mason‘s side are now tasked with a more difficult fixture as they take on Leeds United at Elland Road.
The Lilywhites are currently placed sixth on the table and are two points below fifth-placed- West Ham United. Tottenham have no other option but to secure three points against Leeds this Saturday evening as the Hammers play Everton on Sunday. If David Moyes’s end up dropping points against the Toffees, then Spurs are back in the race for qualifying for the UEFA Europa League next season.
Keeping that in mind, Ryan Mason has a completely fit squad at his disposal with only Ben Davies being unavailable due to a calf injury. The 29-year-old interim manager will revert back to the 4-2-3-1 formation that has previously worked wonders for Tottenham this season.
Hugo Lloris will start in goal for the visitors against Leeds United. The back-four will see Sergio Reguilon and Serge Aurier take their respective positions out-wide while Toby Alderweireld and Eric Dier form the centre-back partnership.
Against Sheffield United, the midfield duo of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Giovani Lo Celso seemed like a formidable partnership. It is expected that Ryan Mason would once again bestow his trust in the Danish and Argentine midfielder to form the midfield partnership in the engine room.
While Hojbjerg and Lo Celso are expected to play slightly deeper, Lucas Moura will spearhead the midfield as the attacking midfielder playing right behind Harry Kane. On the wings, Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min remain untouchable after their phenomenal individual brilliance in the previous Premier League fixture.