Tottenham Hotspur travel to take on Everton in a mouth-watering Premier League clash on Saturday, with the North London side hoping for three points against the Toffees.
It has been an unconvincing start to the new campaign for Spurs thus far, with one point from their first two home games at Wembley before the international break.
Tottenham will hope that playing away from the national stadium can actually work in their favour, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men already recording victory on the road against Newcastle United this term.
The Spurs boss has a number of tough selection decisions to make for the clash with Everton, with the Argentine knowing that the visitors will need to be at their best to beat Ronald Koeman’s men.
Pochettino has rotated between a three-man defence and a back four over the last 12 months, with a number of summer signings giving him the potential to mix this up further and additional strength in depth.
However, given that Victor Wanyama is injured and that Everton will most likely only play a solitary striker, it would be a surprise to see Tottenham not play their most-common 4-2-3-1 system at Goodison.
Serge Aurier is unlikely to start the game with the Toffees given his international exploits in Africa, with Kieran Trippier surely set to retain his place at right-back for the time being.
Davinson Sanchez may have to make do with a place on the bench also, with Eric Dier seemingly ready to move into the starting midfield alongside Moussa Dembele.
Much has rightly been made of Fernando Llorente’s deadline day signing, with the Spanish veteran adding another potent weapon in the final third for Tottenham.
While the former Swansea City man looks set to get his first outing in a Spurs jersey, again, this surely will be from the bench.
Tottenham will play in four competitions this season and the fixtures will come thick and fast throughout the next month – with Borussia Dortmund to play against in the Champions League in midweek.
However, Pochettino should focus on getting a much-needed three points against Everton first and as such the Spurs boss will most likely stick to his tried-and-tested options on Saturday.
Predicted Tottenham starting XI vs Everton (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane