Mauricio Pochettino must rotate his Tottenham squad if he wants Premier League title

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Last weekend's fixtures concluded the 26th game week of the Premier League season, yet Tottenham Hotspur, who are still competing in the FA Cup and UEFA Europa League, could still face up to another 27 matches before the season's completion.

In the same period, fellow title-chasers Leicester City will face a maximum of 12.

After Mauricio Pochettino's side's impressive win over Manchester City on Sunday, Match of the Day 2 pundit Danny Murphy pinpointed fitness as a major contributor to the club's success and called for them to focus solely on Premier League glory.


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Indeed, with some of the usual big names struggling for form, this year could be Tottenham's best chance of bringing the title to White Hart Lane for the first time in over 50 years.

However, whilst the Lilywhites possess the youngest squad in the Premier League, even the youngest of legs tire eventually. The risk of injury, in turn, increases.

Throughout the season, Tottenham have fielded familiar and strong line-ups in every cup competition. With a hectic period of fixtures approaching, though, they now face six matches over a 17-day period and Pochettino would be wise to rotate his squad.

Full-backs Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Ben Davies should be swapped every match - all four of them have proved themselves capable and their rotation wouldn't hold any negative effect.

Toby Alderweireld, whilst a great defender, is in need of a break and should also be rested. Amidst Jan Vertonghen's absence, Kevin Wimmer is an able replacement and could play alongside Eric Dier, a centre-back by trade. 

Youngsters Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason are available for rotation too and can provide cover for Moussa Dembele and Dele Alli, as can Tom Carroll. 

Up top, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen can both be rested and replaced by Nacer Chadli, Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min.

Whatever Pochettino decides, rotation will play a huge part in keeping the team fresh and lessening the chance of injury to their important players, namely star duo Kane and Eriksen.

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