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Team News: Mauricio Pochettino makes nine changes for Rochdale replay

Team News: Pochettino makes nine changes
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Eric Dier and Erik Lamela are the only players to retain their spots in Tottenham Hotspur's starting lineup for the FA Cup fifth-round replay against Rochdale.

Mauricio Pochettino has made nine changes to Tottenham Hotspur's starting lineup for this evening's FA Cup fifth-round replay against Rochdale.

Makeshift centre-back Eric Dier and Erik Lamela, who is still working his way back to peak form, are the only players to retain their places from the side that beat Crystal Palace 1-0.

Spurs boss Pochettino vowed to continue with his rotation policy, and that proves to be the case as the likes of Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are all left on the bench.

Kane's absence means another chance for Fernando Llorente to shine up top, aiming to improve on a record of two goals in 26 appearances since joining last summer, with this his 10th start.

As far as the visitors are concerned, manager Keith Hill has made two alterations to the XI that lost 1-0 to Wigan Athletic in League One last weekend - Joe Rafferty and Stephen Humphrys replacing Scott Wiseman and Oliver Rathbone

Hill has gone with the same side that battled to a 2-2 draw in the original tie between these two sides 10 days ago, meanwhile, with four regulars cup tied and striker Calvin Andrew still injured.

Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm; Trippier, Dier, Foyth, Rose; Sissoko, Winks; Lamela, Son, Lucas; Llorente
Subs: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Kane

Rochdale: Lillis, Rafferty, McNulty, McGahey, Humphrys, Camps, Done, Delaney, Cannon, Kitching, Henderson
Subs: Moore, Ntlhe, Rathbone, Thompson, Inman, Davies, Adshead

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