December 10, 2023

Tottenham Hotspur, who has scored first in every game, will go six games without a win if they lose their Premier League match against Newcastle United in London tomorrow afternoon.


Following his appointment in the summer, Ange Postecoglou successfully reignited the team’s unity; however, even though he stormed into the lead with eight wins from the first ten games of the season, injuries and suspensions have been at the center of the club’s recent, ongoing decline.


Form, however, is ephemeral, and Spurs have shown their genius this season with some outstanding early performances. Their Australian manager will believe that a victory over the Magpies could turn the tide on their struggling campaign.


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It’s interesting to note that Football FanCast predicts that Postecoglou will only make one change to the starting lineup, choosing instead to stick with the majority of the players from Thursday’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United.


Guglielmo Vicario, 1 GK

Guglielmo Vicario, who cost an initial £17 million when he joined Tottenham from Italian team Empoli, has been an absolute brick wall in goal.


The 27-year-old has maintained his composure and leadership throughout Spurs’ difficult recent weeks, and he has the ability to guarantee Spurs’ victory over Newcastle tomorrow afternoon.


Pedro Porro, 2RB.

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Amazing. To encapsulate Pedro Porro’s contributions during the first few months of the season, having Amazing. The best way to describe Pedro Porro’s first-half season highlights: he contributed four assists in 14 Premier League games and was praised by Charlie Eccleshare of The Athleti for his “titanic” efforts.


The Spaniard is clearly the all-around player; according to Sofascore, he has completed 82% of his passes and averages 1.6 crucial passes, 3.1 tackles, 5.3 ball recoveries, and 2.1 clearances per game.


Porro’s 43 tackles in the English premier league this season are actually only surpassed by Vinicius Souza of Sheffield United (46) and Joao Palhinha of Fulham (64) despite the latter having played one extra game.


Cristian Romero, 3 CB.

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After serving a three-match suspension, Cristian Romero made his midweek comeback, and although he fired his team up by scoring the first goal against the Hammers on the way home, Spurs continued to fade as the game went on.


Still, he is a monster of a center back, and his return is most welcome; his audacious and tough-tacking presence against Newcastle will help his teammates maintain security.


Ben Davies, 4 CB

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Over the last few league games, Welshman Ben Davies has played well in central defense while £43 million summer signing Micky van de Ven remains sidelined due to injury.


Although he’s not the ideal choice, during the winter a dynamic and unexpected partnership could develop with Romero.


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The “disaster” of Destiny Udogie.


James Ward-Prowse capitalized on Destiny Udogie’s “disaster” of a backpass against West Ham in the second half, giving the away team an unlikely lead that they held onto, according to Eccleshare.


The youthful Italian, though, has been fantastic this season and appears to be headed for a prominent and prosperous Premier League career. He will be keen to make amends by turning in a stellar performance against the Toon.


Yves Bissouma, 6 cm

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Yves Bissouma had a fantastic start to the season but had been letting up lately. Despite losing to West Ham, he was at his best against them.


The Malian midfielder, who had an incredible 130 touches in that game, completed 94% of his passes. He will be the aggressive and hardworking player in the middle to take charge of the pivotal midfield battle.


7 Giovani Lo Celso’s opinion (CM – dejan-kulusevski-giovani-lo-celso-tottenham)

James Maddison has missed the last four games due to injury and will not return until after the new year. Giovani Lo Celso has filled in admirably in his place.


Lo Celso is an excellent passer of the ball who, according to FBref, is in the top 1% of positional peers in Europe’s top five leagues for pass completion, passes attempted, and progressive passes as well as the top 6% for shot-creating actions per 90.


These traits will be crucial against Newcastle, who will seize any opportunity and must be neutralized and exhausted.


Richarlison (8 RW)

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The one anticipated change to the starting lineup is that Richarlison might start on the right wing to make room for a tactical change that would see Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg come off the bench and Dejan Kulusevski return to the central attacking midfield position.


Although Richarlison has mostly been a “nuisance” for defenders since joining Tottenham for ¬£60 million from Everton in 2022, his inventiveness has proven to be a useful asset this season. He has three assists from just seven Premier League starts.


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Richarlison, as mentioned, may be positioned on the right, so Spurs fans may find Kulusevski acting as the “engine” in the middle, where he was so successful against Manchester City the previous weekend, according to Jamie Weir of Sky Sports.


The Swede finished a crucial pass, took 48 touches, and posted a goal and an assist against the Treble winners in the exciting 3-3 draw. Against Newcastle, where the hosts will try to dominate possession and the flow of the game, he could be crucial in pulling the strings.


Brennan Johnson (10 LW)

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After varying from a starting role during the first few months of the season, Brennan Johnson has begun to establish a starring role in Postecoglou’s Spurs squad. Johnson joined from Nottingham Forest for ¬£47.5m in the summer.


Hailed as a player who can “cause so many problems” for the opposition by journalist Josh Bunting, Johnson’s electric pace should mean he starts on the left, where he can compound Magpies star Kieran Trippier’s woes after the 33-year-old’s horror show against Everton in midweek, making two mistakes in a 3-0 defeat.



CF – Heung-min Son.


While Heung-min Son will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s clash, there will be optimism that the captain will overcome the blow taken to his back and lead the line on a pivotal afternoon.


Moving to centre-forward in the wake of Harry Kane’s sale to Bayern Munich, the South Korean has plundered nine goals and two assists from 12 games as the focal frontman in 2023/24, and he will hope to play a talismanic part in steering his side back toward the win column.

Tottenham predicted XI in full vs Newcastle: (GK) Guglielmo Vicario; (RB) Pedro Porro, (CB) Cristian Romero, (CB) Ben Davies, (LB) Destiny Udogie; (CM) Yves Bissouma, (CM) Giovani Lo Celso; (RW) Richarlison, (AM) Dejan Kulusevski, (LW) Brennan Johnson; (CF) Heung-min Son.

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