Pochettino: Win at Leicester necessary; Lamela available
Tottenham has one win from its last four matches, and Mauricio Pochettino needs to steady the Spurs ship in a hurry.
The London side is coming off a surprising home draw against West Brom, one week after losing the North London Derby. Throw in a narrow win over Crystal Palace that followed a defeat at Old Trafford, and it’s fair to call this a slump.
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Erik Lamela hasn’t played for Spurs in over a year, and the Argentine is in contention to make a Tuesday appearance at Leicester City. Danny Rose is an option, though Toby Alderweireld and Victor Wanyama remain out of action. An ill Harry Winks is a question mark.
All of this as Pochettino says their title hopes would take a humongous hit if the poor form stretches into Tuesday.
Spurs won this fixture 6-1 last season, getting four goals from Harry Kane and a pair from Heung-min Son. The Foxes have lost just once since September ended with a draw at Bournemouth.