Lilywhites boss Antonio Conte is tasked with sparking a response from his facet after they put in a woeful show towards arch-rivals Arsenal on the weekend, a sport wherein they had been outfought and outplayed for essentially the most half.
It additionally poses an enormous determination on whether or not to stay or twist along with his beginning lineup as errors towards the defending champions will nearly actually be punished.
A number of of his key gamers have returned from damage and Spurs do maintain a really spectacular document towards the Residents in current instances, so it’ll be fascinating to see what kind of XI he deploys.
Right here’s what we’re predicting…
There may very well be as many as 4 modifications to the facet that tasted defeat to the Gunners, beginning with the long-awaited return of Rodrigo Bentancur.
Lacking since his World Cup exploits, the Uruguayan’s absence has been a irritating one for the crew however Conte revealed in his pre-game press convention that he can be accessible for choice in the end. Given the significance of a consequence, he ought to begin alongside Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.
Regardless of an error that gifted Arsenal their opener, skipper Hugo Lloris will stay between the sticks however we might see the “reliable” Ben Davies return to the again three, changing Clement Lenglet on the left-hand facet. In the meantime, out large, there may very well be an additional two modifications with Emerson Royal and Ivan Perisic returning to the beginning XI.
Additional up the pitch, Conte is more likely to maintain the religion with Heung-min Son regardless of his ongoing kind struggles, together with Harry Kane, who should enhance in entrance of objective if he’s to seek out the online towards Pep Guardiola’s males.
Dejan Kulusevski must also retain his place after coming back from damage final outing, although Bryan Gil is pushing for an additional begin after spectacular in what little alternative he had within the Swede’s absence.
AND in different information, Levy might repeat his huge Bruno Fernandes blunder at Spurs with £40m “special talent”…