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Pochettino given a selection headache after Son’s masterclass against Chelsea

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Pochettino given a selection headache after Son’s masterclass against Chelsea

Son Heung-Min played magnificently against Chelsea. Now Mauricio Pochettino will be wondering who to start in midweek.

Tottenham Hotspur brushed aside Chelsea in Saturday’s late kick-off to overtake them in the Premier League.

Chelsea came to Wembley hoping to maintain their unbeaten start to the season but Spurs quickly ended those hopes with a dominant performance.

And Son Heung-Min’s display in particular would have caught Mauricio Pochettino’s eye.

In recent weeks, Son has slipped down the pecking order at Tottenham, due to the form of Lucas Moura, Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko and the return of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.

With so many talented attacking midfielders on Tottenham’s books, Son needed to up his game to earn an extended stay in the team.

 

Given a chance from the off against Chelsea – due to Lamela’s fatigue – Son did not disappoint.

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The South Korea international was too much for the Chelsea defence to handle in the first half and he could have scored three or four by half-time.

In the second half, he finally put the ball in the back of the net and it was a goal to remember.

Son danced through several challenges from Chelsea defenders and put Spurs 3-0 up in this match.

This gives Pochettino a welcome selection headache ahead of Tottenham’s crucial Champions League game against Inter Milan.

Does he stick with in-form Son or recall Lamela or Moura in his place?

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NCTJ-qualified sports journalist with a passion for playing and writing about football. West Ham fan.

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