Here is the Tottenham Hotspur team that we reckon Ryan Mason will select to face Brentford in Saturday’s lunch-time kick off in the Premier LeagueTottenham Hotspur are looking to end a tough season on a positive note when they welcome Brentford for Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off.
Ryan Mason will push his Spurs side to try to win their final two games of the season and hope results go their way as they eye a European place. Tottenham had been in the top four for much of the season before dropping out in recent months following a woeful run of results and are now in danger of missing out on Europe altogether.Brighton remain in the driving seat for a Europa League berth due to their one point advantage and extra game in hand, with Tottenham and Aston Villa both hoping that the Seagulls falter in the run-in so they can take advantage. First up for Spurs is a tricky test against Thomas Frank’s Brentford, who travel to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the back of three wins from four games.
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Spurs need to finish their campaign at home with something for the fans to enjoy and Mason needs to make a couple of changes to liven them up.
Richarlison has been misfiring and has not been a threat in front of goal this season. If Mason is to stick with his 4-4-2 formation, that becomes a 3-4-3 in possession, then Mason could put Son Heung-min up front in the Brazilian’s place alongside Harry Kane. He can then bring in Ivan Perisic on the left of the midfield and the Croatian can step up to the left of the front three in possession with the South Korean on the right.
In the midfield, Mason could make a similar decision on the right with Dejan Kulusevski coming in for Pedro Porro, while if he is fit enough then Yves Bissouma could come into the midfield after a positive half an hour or so at Villa and Mason would have to decide whether to drop Oliver Skipp or Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The likelihood in that scenario would be the Dane’s experience getting him the nod to remain in the team.
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