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Sissoko replaces Alli as Spurs chase top-four spot in Bournemouth

Sissoko replaces Alli as Spurs chase top-four spot in Bournemouth

04/05/2019 at 11:25Updated 04/05/2019 at 12:58

Moussa Sissoko replaces Dele Alli in the Tottenham team to face Bournemouth as Heung-min Son also returns to the XI.

Tottenham will be looking to secure their place in the top four at the Vitality Stadium, with a win enough to complete that goal.

However, they will have one eye on the return leg of their Champions League semi-final against Ajax in Holland on Wednesday - which Son missed through suspension - where they have a 0-1 deficit to overturn.

With that in mind, Sissoko, who was impressive in the first leg after coming on as a substitute, is back in the team. However, there is no place in the squad for Jan Vertonghen who collided with team-mate Toby Alderweireld and was substituted during the Ajax match, despite trying to play on.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth hand 19-year-old goalkeeper Mark Travers a first ever Premier League start while Adam Smith and Jordan Ibe are back in the team.

Bournemouth: Travers, Clyne, Cook (C), Simpson, Smith, Ibe, Ake, Lerma, Fraser, King, Wilson. Subs: Boruc, Mousset, Hyndman, Taylor, Mepham, Surridge, Ofoborh.

Tottenham: Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Lucas. Subs: Gazzaniga, Davies, Foyth, Skipp, Wanyama, Janssen, Llorente.

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