Pochettino drops hint that these two players may get surprise starts against Leicester

We are expecting Mauricio Pochettino to make a number of changes to the team which played at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Last Saturday’s defeat away to West Brom put the pressure on the players to see off Newcastle at home and thanks to a Harry Kane goal, a top four spot is now secured.

That result means that Sunday’s clash with Leicester City will not carry the amount of tension that Liverpool fans for example will be experiencing at Anfield as Chelsea chase their side for the final Champions League spot.

Pochettino can now afford the luxury of handing some playing time to some of his youngsters against the Foxes and he has sent out a hint that the likes of Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters may be handed surprise starts.

“There are many temptations to give the possibilities to many players to play that don’t play consistently during the season but at the same time it is in our hands to finish third,” said the Tottenham boss

“I think Juan Foyth deserves to play and he is doing fantastically and I will repeat that so maybe, I am thinking, maybe it is not crazy to see a player like him or Kyle Walker-Peters in the starting XI.”