Lucas Moura is unlikely to be fit enough to start back-to-back matches after returning to the XI for the first time since May in Wednesday’s draw with Sporting Lisbon, so Conte could return to 3-5-2.
Conte revealed he took a “huge risk” by starting Cristian Romero against Sporting after the Argentine missed the loss to Newcastle last weekend with muscle fatigue, he is likely to be left sitting on the south coast, with Davinson Sanchez as a substitute.
However, the head coach, said Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who also missed the Magpies loss, is now “100 per cent” while Rodrigo Bentancur will surely not be rested for such an important game.
Yves Bissouma is likely to move into midfield, while Conte could rotate his full-backs to include Emerson Royal and Ryan Sessegnon.
Ben Davies and Clement Lenglet have rotated to the left of the last three and the Frenchman can hope to start here.
Tottenham predicted the XI (3-5-2): You cry; Sanchez, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Bissouma, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Son, Kane. .