West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Key Selection Decisions for Pochettino

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West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Key Selection Decisions for Pochettino
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Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose will be hoping to start the season against West Ham United.

Tottenham Hotspur kick off their 2014-15 Premier League campaign with a trip to London rivals West Ham United on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino is the latest man charged with turning the nearly-men of English football over the last few years into a genuinely successful proposition. How long the former Southampton boss will have to try and do so is unknown.

Whatever is to come, the process starts in earnest at Upton Park, 3 p.m. UK time.

Heading into the season, Pochettino's squad is just a little short of the 30-man mark. By now he is likely to have a good, perhaps definitive, idea of the starting XI he plans to select from that group (even if he is keeping that to himself). For those of us not in the know, we await his response to key selection decisions with keen interest.

The first selection decision we will explore in this article is the identity of Tottenham's left-back.

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