Tottenham starting XI to play Leicester City in the Premier League tonight

first_img 19. Mousa Dembele (central midfield) 10. Harry Kane (striker) 11 15. Eric Dier (central midfield) 11 11 11 1. Hugo Lloris (goalkeeper) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 5. Jan Vertonghen (centre back) 11 11 Tottenham Hotspur have a chance to solidify their place in the top four on Wednesday night as they take on Leicester City at White Hart Lane.Spurs could leapfrog Manchester City should they emerge triumphant, although only on goal difference if the former title winners lose to Everton, and at a key time for the club with winnable fixtures coming up.Mauricio Pochettino, though, has failed to inspire his team to victory against the Foxes this season with the Lilywhites drawing 1-1 in the Premier League and 2-2 in the FA Cup at the weekend.Both sides rotated their teams on Sunday and will welcome key players back to the fold, but who will start the clash? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see who we think will make Tottenham’s starting XI against Leicester City… 11 11. Erik Lamela (right wing) 33. Ben Davies (left back) 11 11 11 11 4. Toby Alderweireld (centre back) 23. Christian Eriksen (left wing) 2. Kyle Walker (right back) 20. Dele Alli (attacking midfield) last_img read more

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Paul Heckingbottom opens up about his sacking as Leeds United manager

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 1 LIVING THE DREAM moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade IN DEMAND Former Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom has told talkSPORT he hopes the club back new boss Marcelo Bielsa and ‘give the fans what they have been crying out for’.Heckingbottom spoke with Jim White on Thursday and opened up about his brief spell at Elland Road and his surprise departure.The 41-year-old was axed by the Championship club on June 1 after just four months in charge, replacing him with former Argentina boss Bielsa.In his interview with talkSPORT, he explained he has no hard feelings about the club’s decision to part ways.He also said he hopes Leeds can push on under their experienced new chief – and perhaps even secure promotion back to the Premier League after 14 long years outside the top flight.“I really wish everybody at Leeds United well,” he told Jim White.“It was a great experience for me, I had good time there and I worked with some really good people.“It was just a change of direction from the club – they’ve gone with an experienced manager who is known all over the world. Bielsa was most recently in charge of Ligue 1 side Lille LATEST targets “I just hope they back him and give him the support to make changes and give the fans there what they are crying out for.“For me the Championship this season is wide open – there are no stand-out teams.“All three relegated clubs are going to do really well, I see those three being really strong.“But I think if Leeds invest and bring the players in, there’s no reason why not.”Listen back to talkSPORT’s interview with Paul Heckingbottom IN FULL above REVEALED Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

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Andy Bichel feels Indian leg spinners give them edge over Aussies

first_imgWorld Cup carries a lot of importance for any cricketing nation as the entire cycle of a team is built around the quadrennial event. And no one understands that better than former Aussie cricketer Andy Bichel, who lost his spot to Tom Moody in 1999 squad to only to get it back in 2003 to lift the glittering trophy in South Africa.While his team is again among the favourites at the World Cup with the likes of India and England, the 48-year-old pacer gives the edge to the Virat Kohli & side over Australia for having better wrist spinners — in Kuldeep Yadav and Yiuzvendra Chahal in the event, which is starting in the United Kingdom from May 30.We (Australia) barely have one wrist spinner in our squad, which is a disadvantage as they are more dangerous especially against a new batter in the middle overs, the 48-year-old retired pacer told Mail Today.The former World Cup winner pointed out that Indian middle-order batsmen take time to settle in and if Aussies can’t exploit that using their wrist spinner Adam Zampa (while off-spinner Nathan Lyon is the other tweaker in the side) then the side will be in trouble.The biggest challenge for Australia will be to pick wickets in the middle overs and expose the new batter to the wrist spinners, who can move it both ways. A top middle-order batsman like MS Dhoni takes time to on the crease to set and a wrist spinner can unsettle him by turning it both ways. If Australia can’t do that then India will have a little edge over us, he explained.advertisementBichel, who also suggested that Virat Kohli should bat on number four to solve the pertaining middle-order issue, believes India have an an uphill task in their hand at the beginning of the World Cup given they face likes of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan respectively from the word go and they can’t relax after that since there are next to no minnows in the 10-team tournamentThere are not so many minnows team to get confidence (through an easy win). For India, the situation is especially tricky as they play some tough games early in the tournament and after that, they might get to relax a bit but those teams can gain momentum by then and make things tougher for them, said the blazing Aussie pacer who took 16 wickets at the 2003 World Cup.Bichel also pointed out that while a lot has been said about the flat pitches at the tournament, teams should be prepared to face unpredictable English weather which changes its mood in no time. Bichel’s argument draws strength from the fact that the last time England hosted a World Cup (in 1999), the tournament saw few matches being delayed due to rain.We are going to see some conditions in England throughout this tournament. Many teams lost in England when they were looking down (pitch) when they should have been looking up (weather). It may very well go down to a situation when you lose a match after losing the toss.Over the two-month period, there are going to be few overcast nights. I think that’s going to be challenging for many teams to get their balance right throughout the tournament in varied conditions, said the cricketer.last_img read more

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