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Jose Mourinho has made some big calls in that Tottenham line-up, particularly in defence and midfield.
It’s a massive day for Japhet Tanganga, making his Premier League debut against the runaway leaders with all of those attacking threats. He’s a talented young defender, with six months left on his current contract, but Mourinho knew all about him in his first training session, remembering that he had marked Cristiano Ronaldo well on the pre-season tour in Asia.
In bringing in Tanganga and Davinson Sanchez, Mourinho has changed a slow central defence into one brimming with pace in two fell swoops with Vertonghen and Dier dropping to the bench.
Danny Rose comes straight back in after injury, making his first Premier League start since October, when he took on Liverpool at Anfield.
A Christian Eriksen and Harry Winks central midfield partnership has plenty of zip about it if not much defensive bite.
There will be plenty of responsibility on the wing backs to defend and provide attacking help.
This could either be a masterstroke or a disaster for Mourinho. Football doesn’t do inbetweens.