Skipp benched, midfield change - The Tottenham team Ange Postecoglou should pick vs Man City

Oliver Skipp could drop out of the Tottenham XI to take on Man City

Ange Postecoglou's Tottenham team will be looking to make it back-to-back wins when they return to the pitch on Tuesday evening. Following a run of four successive Premier League defeats, Spurs returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over Burnley.

Man City are Tottenham's next opponents and it promises to be a very interesting game as both sides look to achieve their respective goals come the end of the season. At a time when the Lilywhites are battling for either Champions League or Europa League qualification, Pep Guardiola's team need maximum points as they look to make it four Premier League titles on the trot.

With two games in the space of four days, Postecoglou could well make some changes to his team to ensure they are fit and firing against the Premier League title favourites. So who exactly should be in the Tottenham XI to take on Man City on Tuesday evening? Our Spurs reporters at have had their say below.

Rob Guest - Football writer

Due to the quick turnaround following Saturday's win over Burnley, Ange Postecoglou will possibly make a couple of changes here and there to his Tottenham team to take on Man City. Defence virtually picks itself but Postecoglou still has a question to answer over the left-back position.

Oliver Skipp endured a mixed afternoon there on Saturday, before Micky van de Ven won the game for Tottenham from left-back after a late switch that saw him move across to the flank. The head coach has been mindful of playing the Dutchman at left-back at times this season but this could be the ideal opportunity to start him there as they're coming up against the Premier League's best.

Tottenham would be much stronger defensively with Van de Ven at left-back as opposed to Skipp, with Radu Dragusin coming into the heart of defence for a rare start. In midfield, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Rodrigo Bentancur return to the XI in place of Pape Matar Sarr.

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Postecoglou praised the Uruguayan in his post-match press conference and the midfield duo have alternated at times in recent months. Tottenham do have a Dejan Kulusevski conundrum to solve but Postecoglou doesn't exactly have a lot of options in that position as things stand.

As well as Dane Scarlett did in his game time against Burnley, it would be a huge ask for him to start against last season's treble winners with very little Premier League experience to his name. That means Kulusevski continues out wide and Son Heung-min plays as a striker.

Guest's team: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Dragusin, Van de Ven; Bissouma, Bentancur, Maddison; Kulusevski, Son, Johnson.

Kieran Horn - Audience writer

Tottenham head into the clash against Manchester City with the possibility of still being able to qualify for the Champions League. For it to go to the final day, Spurs must win both of their remaining games all while Aston Villa drop points, starting against Liverpool on Monday evening.

Ange Postecoglou's side looked much better against Burnley but a number of players were not on top form. The back five all played well over the weekend and that, along with Postecoglou's Micky van de Ven left-back admission, will likely see them all remain in the starting XI. Having played just a few days ago, some fresh legs in midfield would certainly not go amiss with Rodrigo Bentancur impressing in his cameo and Pape Matar Sarr still struggling to match his early-season form which should result in a straight swap.

Both Dejan Kulusevski and Brennan Johnson, even after swapping wings numerous times, struggled to make a lasting impact against Burnley but injuries mean the duo are really the only options for Postecoglou. That means captain Son Heung-min will continue centrally, despite being much more involved out wide after Postecoglou's subs.

Horn's team: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Skipp; Bissouma, Bentancur, Maddison; Johnson, Son, Kulusevski.

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