Tottenham XI vs Everton: Predicted Conte lineup, confirmed team news


ntonio Conte named a strong Tottenham XI for Thursday’s chaotic Europa Conference League win over Vitesse Arnhem and he is likely to stick with a similar side at Everton, with the international break to follow his first League game in charge.

If Conte is minded to make a change, it could be in midfield, where Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are a solid pair but short of creativity and passing range.

Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso both came off the bench on Thursday and either would add more guile to the middle of the park, while Dele Alli and Harry Winks will both be hoping for a renaissance under the new boss.

Conte immediately switched to his preferred 3-4-1-2 system, which suits his Spurs squad, but he will not have been convinced by Spurs’ defending in the 3-2 win over Vitesse.

Eric Dier was at fault for the Dutch side’s first goal and nutmegged for their second, Cristian Romero was sent off for two reckless bookings and Ben Davies was fortunate not to concede an early penalty.

Japhet Tanganga, Joe Rodon and Davinson Sanchez are all options in the back three, although the Colombian may be a doubt after finishing Thursday’s game with a Terry Butcher-style head bandage following a high Vitesse boot.

Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil remain sidelined but Conte is thought to have no other major injury concerns.

Tottenham predicted XI (probable 3-4-1-2): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Royal, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Reguilon; Lucas; Son, Kane.

When: Sunday November 7, 2pm GMT

Where: Goodison Park, Liverpool

Spurs squad from: Lloris, Gollini, Austin, Royal, Doherty, Tanganga, Reguilon, Davies, Dier, Romero, Rodon, Sanchez, Hojbjerg, Winks, Skipp, Dele, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Lucas, Son, Kane, Scarlett.

Out: Gil, Sessegnon (hamstring).

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