Jose Mourinho needs to start Harry Winks in response to Sheff Utd loss

Harry Winks should be back in the Spurs starting line-up for Everton visit as part of Jose Mourinho’s response to Sheffield United defeat… they have lost control since he was dropped after shining against Manchester United

  • Harry Winks has not started for Spurs in their last two Premier League matches
  • The England midfielder helped Tottenham draw 1-1 against Manchester United
  • His absence was noticeable in the 3-1 setback at Sheffield United on Thursday
  • Jose Mourinho can utilise his squad by using Winks against Everton on Monday 

You would imagine Harry Winks will be back in the starting line-up for Tottenham against Everton on Monday.

Struggling to get a grip on midfield during Thursday night’s demoralising loss to Sheffield United, how Spurs could have done with the England international’s abilities.

Void of any rhythm in midfield, Winks was certainly conspicuous by his absence.

Midfielder Harry Winks was an unused substitute as Spurs were beaten 3-1 at Sheffield United

There is no suggestion the cultured midfielder has fallen out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho – even though he has started just one of the club’s three Project Restart games so far.

With games arriving thick and fast, Mourinho knows he needs to utilise his squad. But Winks’ absence in the previous two games, and certainly in the defeat at Bramall Lane, has resulted in a lack of control in Tottenham’s engine room.

West Ham were going toe-to-toe with Tottenham until Tomas Soucek’s controversial own goal handed Mourinho’s men the lead.

The England star was dropped after Tottenham drew 1-1 at home to Man United on June 19

The less said about the loss in Sheffield the better.

The game he did play – against in-form Manchester United – Winks was one Spurs’ best performers on the night.

Winks’ ability to dictate the tempo of football matches will surely come into Mourinho’s thinking as he plots his team selection for the clash against Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

What is for sure, the Portuguese boss has to do something to right to wrongs to his side’s woeful display against the Blades.

Winks is likely to be part of Mourinho’s response.

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