Pochettino's Starting XI
With a month into the Premier League we take a look at the shape and way Pochettino is lining up his Tottenham side in the English league.
Goalkeeper - Hugo Lloris
Starting off with Tottenham's shot stopper and French international. Lloris has been in decent form lately. Unfortunately he has been able to tally a clean sheet as of yet, but this doesn't take away from the pure quality he is. With Pochettino choosing to operate with fullbacks who like to push forward, having a sweeping keeper like Lloris proves useful. Spurs fans remain hopeful that the French keeper will choose to stay at White Hart Lane with interest reportedly brewing.
Center back - Jan Vertonghen & Younes Kaboul
Both Premier League veterans have been proving their worth. Keeping colleagues Chiriches and Fazio out of the starting eleven for now.
Full backs - Danny Rose & Kyle Naughton
With Tottenham's new shape under Pochettino full backs are asked to contribute to attacking movement as much defensive duties. No complaints from swift Englishman Danny Rose, where bombing down the left side has become a natural occurrence. Even last seasons fans least desirable Kyle Naughton has been relishing his chances in attack, bagging himself a goal in the Europa League in August.
Defensive Midfielder - Etienne Capoue
The defensive midfielder only made 12 appearances for the club last year but finds himself in the starting XI for Tottenham. Breaking down attacking movement and dispersing passes to the player makers.
Midfielders - Christian Eriksen & Mousa Dembele
Both midfielders have been given a distinct role at the club. Eriksen having to sacrifice his favoured attacking midfielder role for a more central play making role. Sending killer balls in for attacking players to finish. Dembele on the other hand has a more rotational role as a box to box midfielder. Having to contribute to both attacking and defending aspects of the Tottenham build up.
Inside Forwards - Memphis Depay & Dorin Rotariu
Depay has made himself the obvious choice as left winger. With his pace and work rate his recent switch to Tottenham has been with few hiccups. Grabbing a goal against Newcastle recently. Perhaps the most surprising and exciting prospect has to be new signing Rotariu who has made himself known at 19 years of age already scoring four goals in the Premier League in his less favoured position of right winger.
Advanced Forward - Roberto Soldado
Last seasons flop striker has bounced back and put himself in contention at White Hart Lane after multiple performances namely against Southampton where he scored both goals in a 2-1 win