This is latest Tottenham News around the globe with Antonio Conte going to have selection problem as his team faces inform Arsenal in a fierce london derby but have two way he could out his line up.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host the second North London Derby of the season, and it will be a huge game for both teams.
The North London Derby is always exciting in north London, and Thursday’s match will be no exception.
Both Tottenham and Arsenal are competing for a place in the top four, and this match is essential to their prospects of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur team has to beat Arsenal to close the gap on Mikel Arteta’s side going into the last two games of the season. If the Gunners can win in N17, they would be guaranteed a place in the Premier League top four.
Arsenal triumphed 3-1 in the opposite fixture. Tottenham put in a lackluster effort with little fight or enthusiasm, something that has to alter on home soil.
Conte announced in his pre-match news conference that Spurs have no fresh injuries coming into the derby. “It’s the same situation as the last game and the game before Liverpool,” the Italian said.
“[Sergio] Reguilon is unavailable, and I do not believe he will be able to recuperate. There are only ten days left. We have the same lineup as against Liverpool.”
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Reguilon, Oliver Skipp, Matt Doherty, and Japhet Tanganga will be unavailable for the Lilywhites, while the rest of the team will be available.
Sportearly.com ooks at how Conte may line up his Tottenham team ahead of Thursday’s match.
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Son; Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon
Conte is set to stay with the same starting lineup after his starting XI put up a strong performance at Anfield last week to earn a point against title rivals.
Spurs’ performance wasn’t great, and they could have used a victory against Jurgen Klopp’s side, but they earned an unexpected point in Merseyside, and there were plenty of positives to take away from the previous game.
Tottenham’s back three made a lot of crushing tackles and handled with the majority of what was thrown at them by their opponents’ dangerous attacking trio. Ryan Sessegnon and Emerson Royal both improved on their recent performances.
Conte is counting on the wing-back combination to have an impact down the sides, despite their uneven performances this season.
Both players committed mistakes at Anfield, but it was an improvement over their past performances, which gives them confidence heading into Thursday.
With Skipp sidelined for the rest of the season and Harry Winks not receiving many opportunities to prove himself, the midfield pairing of Pierre Emile Hojbjerg and Rodrigo Bentancur seems unlikely to alter.
In clashes against Arsenal’s players, a combination of calm and intensity in the center of midfield will be required.
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Moura, Kane, Son; Royal, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon
Conte may revert to the line-up that started the game against Leicester if he makes a change to the 11 players that started against Liverpool. Dejan Kulusevski was substituted for Lucas Moura in Tottenham’s 3-1 win over Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The Brazilian didn’t have the influence that was anticipated of him in the match, which was a great chance for him to show why he should be in the team ahead of the Swede.
Conte replaced the 22-year-old in the 55th minute, after Kulusevski had two assists in the second half for Son Heung-brace. min’s
The Italian is even less likely to start the game with Moura, given how well the Swedish international performed with the South Korean and Harry Kane at Anfield.
On Thursday, Tottenham’s offensive three will be crucial, as Conte will rely on them to provide a threat to Arsenal in the final third.
The 52-year-old is expected to stay with the starting lineup that he selected against Liverpool, but whomever takes the field in N17 should expect a tough struggle for three points.
Conte will do everything he can to assist his Spurs team have the best possible opportunity of collecting three points in perhaps Tottenham’s biggest game of the season, so players like Moura and Steven Bergwijn will need to be ready to come on if required.
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