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Jan 5, 2020 at 2.01pm UK at Riverside Stadium
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How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Middlesbrough

Sports Mole looks at how Tottenham Hotspur could line up in Sunday's FA Cup clash with Middlesbrough.

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to book their spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup when they travel to Championship side Middlesbrough on Sunday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho's side have only won one of their last four matches in all competitions, while they will enter this contest off the back of a 1-0 loss at Southampton on New Year's Day.

Tottenham's manager has won 13 of his 14 FA Cup matches against lower-league opposition, though, and the Portuguese will be expecting a response from his players at the Riverside Stadium.

That said, Boro will enter the match off the back of four straight wins in the Championship.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up this weekend.


Out: Harry Kane (hamstring), Tanguy Ndombele (hip), Ben Davies (ankle), Hugo Lloris (elbow), Danny Rose (calf)
Doubtful: Eric Dier (illness), Kyle Walker-Peters (calf)

> Click here for Tottenham's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Tottenham will be without a number of key players this weekend, with Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele joining Ben Davies, Hugo Lloris and Danny Rose on the sidelines.

Spurs confirmed on Friday that leading scorer Kane had picked up a hamstring injury against Southampton, and the England captain is now facing a period on the sidelines.

Eric Dier and Kyle Walker-Peters are both pushing to be involved against Jonathan Woodgate's side, though, having overcome illness and injury respectively.

Key attacker Son Heung-min is also available following suspension, and Mourinho is expected to send a strong XI onto the field due to the form of their opponents this weekend.

That said, changes from the defeat at St Mary's are likely due to the gruelling fixture list, with Michel Vorm, Giovani Lo Celso, Erik Lamela, Harry Winks and Juan Foyth all pushing for spots in the XI.

Teenage forward Troy Parrott will also be hoping for some action, although Lucas Moura could be handed the spot through the middle as the Brazilian has been in good form since Mourinho's arrival.

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