Tottenham Hotspur v AFC Wimbledon

FA Cup

A much-changed Tottenham team is expected to take to the field when they play host to AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round.

Spurs will head into Sunday’s match at Wembley on the back of a busy festive period that saw them take 10 points from a possible 12 in the Premier League, although they remain fifth in the top-flight standings.

Boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to ring the changes for the match, although he will be wary of maintaining Spurs’ impressive recent record in the FA Cup, as they reached the semi-finals last season and they have only once failed to advance from the third round in the last 11 years.

The likes of Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen are expected to be rested for Sunday’s match, with Fernando Llorente, Erik Lamela and Juan Foyth looking to start in their place.

Wimbledon have reached the third round of the FA Cup for the third time in four years following victories over Lincoln and Charlton, but they are also embroiled in a League One relegation battle.

The Dons also have fond memories of playing at Wembley, as they won the League Two play-off final at the venue in 2016.

Boss Neal Ardley could receive a triple injury boost ahead of Sunday’s match, as Barry Fuller, Jon Meades and Cody McDonald have recovered from respective ankle, hamstring and foot injuries.


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