Right-back decision made as Mourinho rings changes: The Tottenham team he should pick vs Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to win their first Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium in more than 10 years on Sunday.
Jose Mourinho's team are in good form right now and are looking to make it six wins on the bounce in all competitions.
However, north London derbies rarely go to form and Spurs' woeful record when travelling down the road to face the Gunners will be a factor.
Arsenal fans might point to their own hoodoo against Mourinho with wins against his sides few and far between.
We asked our Tottenham reporters Alasdair Gold and Rob Guest to choose the line-ups they would go for at the Emirates to face Mikel Arteta's men.
Alasdair Gold - Tottenham Hotspur correspondent
Mourinho has everyone available to him apart from Giovani Lo Celso and that gives him plenty of decisions to make all over the pitch.
One key choice will be who plays at right-back with Serge Aurier now back from his calf problems and Matt Doherty improving his form in recent weeks.
Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele both picked up little kicks and knocks on Thursday night in the Europa League victory against Dinamo Zagreb but Mourinho explained that both would be fine to face the Gunners.
Sergio Reguilon, Gareth Bale and Lucas Moura will likely return to the starting line-up in order to provide pace for the counter-attacks.
The team is likely to closely resemble the one that beat Crystal Palace 4-1 last weekend with that right-back choice the main bone of contention.
Gold's team: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bale, Lucas, Son; Kane.Read More Related Articles Read More Related Articles
Rob Guest - Tottenham Hotspur reporter
The vast majority of the Tottenham team picks itself at the minute after five wins on the bounce in all competitions.
The first position Jose Mourinho needs to decide on is right-back and who exactly starts there out of Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier.
While the former has done well recently in the latter's absence, the boss may tend to opt for Aurier as he made his return from injury on Thursday night and he's the one who has played regularly this campaign.
Mourinho must then decide on his No.10 as both Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura have made a real case for the starting spot recently.
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Although the Argentine would be a good player to start the derby as he will up the tempo and put himself about to give Spurs the edge, Lucas' pace on the transitions may well work in his favour.
With Mourinho dropping Gareth Bale down to the bench against Dinamo Zagreb, he should start so Spurs can unleash the dream front three against Arsenal's backline.
Guest's team: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Ndombele; Bale, Lucas, Son; Kane.