Tottenham projected XI at Swansea: Kane will SIT for Pochettino

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his hat-trick goal to make it 5-1 during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his hat-trick goal to make it 5-1 during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /
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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his hat-trick goal to make it 5-1 during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his hat-trick goal to make it 5-1 during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on December 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) /

Tottenham will give Harry Kane a match off

The Holiday fixtures are coming fast and furious for Tottenham at the moment. That, in combination with Harry Kane’s recent illness, will be enough to keep him on the bench at Swansea tomorrow.

England’s number one striker will certainly want to play, but Mauricio Pochettino will take the long view. He knows that Kane needs a match off eventually, and a trip to the struggling Swans provides him a good opportunity. It is a risk for the Argentine gaffer, but so is running Kane into the ground by playing him too many minutes.

The curious decision will be what Pochettino chooses to do instead of relying on Kane to lead the line. Inserting Fernando Llorente into the starting XI would be the easiest change to make. Spoiler alert, that’s not how I expect Spurs to line up tomorrow.

Read on to discover how Pochettino will form his attack and defense tomorrow. It’ll be a rotated lineup, but it won’t feature quite as many changes as you might expect.