Tottenham XI vs Arsenal: Confirmed team news, predicted lineup, Covid and injury latest for Premier League

Conte is again expected to be without key defenders Eric Dier and Cristian Romero, as well as Heung-min Son, having suggested none of his injured stars will be fit before the end of the month.

Captain Hugo Lloris will surely return to the side after Conte’s strange experience with substitute goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini in Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final.

Japhet Tanganga has endured a nightmarish week, making mistakes leading to goals in both legs against the Blues and the FA Cup tie with Morecambe, but is likely to retain his place in the bottom three absent a obvious alternative.

Conte’s experiment with Matt Doherty at left-back is, thankfully, likely to end, with Ryan Sessegnon set to enter. Sergio Reguilon remains a major doubt with a worrying hamstring issue.

Oliver Skipp is set to be recalled to midfield after a surprising omission on Wednesday but who makes way?

Harry Winks was brilliant against the Blues and suitable for the switch to a five-man midfield, so Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could drop out.

Conte said Steven Bergwijn is only fit enough for a place on the bench so Giovani Lo Celso can expect to continue at No.10, with Harry Kane and Lucas Moura once again making up the top two.

Spurs predicted XI (3-5-2): Lloris; Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies; Emerson, Skipp, Winks, Sessegnon; Lo Celso; Lucas, Kane.

Or: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

When: Sunday, January 16, 4:30 p.m.

Spurs squad from: Lloris, Gollini, Austin, Doherty, Tanganga, Emerson, Reguilon, Davies, Sessegnon, Sanchez, Rodon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Winks, Dele, Lo Celso, White, Ndombele, Gil, Lucas, Kane, Scarlett, Bergwijn.

Outside: Romero (fitness), Son (hamstring), Reguilon (hamstring), Dier (thigh)


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