Emery drops Torreira, Ozil & Aubameyang and starts Ramsey

TOTTENHAM: Lloris, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Trippier, Wanyama, Sissoko, Rose, Eriksen, Kane, Son. Subs: Lamela, Llorente, Gazzaniga, Aurier, Lucas Moura, Davies, Skipp.

ARSENAL: Leno, Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Mkhitaryan, Ramsey, Iwobi, Lacazette.
Subs: Cech, Ozil, Torreira, Aubameyang, Maitland-Niles, Suarez, Kolasinac.

The referee today is Anthony Taylor.

We knew that Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino are friends.

From what the Arsenal Head Coach yesterday, it sounds as if they speak on the phone quite a lot.

He said, “For me, each match is one big battle against the coach that is in front of me. Against Pochettino, it will be a sporting battle, because I have a good relationship with him. Maybe after the match it could be two or three days, depending whether we win or lose, before we talk again, but after that we can continue having a good relationship.”

Clearly, it’s that kind of detailed and very specific tactical organisation that Emery and his staff used to win three Europa League titles with Seville.

How do I think this North London derby will go?

No idea.

But since I don’t trust Hugo Lloris anymore and don’t trust Bernd Leno either, I’ve just backed BTS.