Tottenham team news: Expected XI vs Leeds with changes forced as trio miss out

Conte reflects on first two weeks as Tottenham manager

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Tottenham can make a huge jump up the table with a win over Leeds today with the utmost importance on which team Antonio Conte will go with. Express Sport takes a look at who the Italian head coach could opt for.

Goalkeeper: Lloris

There continues to be question marks over Hugo Lloris’ long-term future at Tottenham with little under a year left on his contract.

It looks increasingly likely the 34-year-old will be moved on next summer with Pierluigi Gollini in position to take over.

The young Italian shot-stopper will need some minutes to prove his worth, but Lloris looks set to continue as the first choice for now.

Gollini also dropped out of the side in the Europa Conference League under Conte.

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Defence: Emerson, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Reguilon

Conte wasted no time in installing his preferred formation of playing with five defenders.

Cristian Romero has been favoured by Conte since coming in, but the central defender is unavailable due to a hamstring injury.

Davinson Sanchez is likely to come in to take his place while Ben Davies and Eric Dier are expected to continue in central defence.

Wing-backs Emerson Royal and Sergio Reguilon are given more licence in Conte’s system and will be hoping to hurt Leeds.


Midfield: Hojbjerg, Ndombele

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has seemingly won over Conte just as he did with Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Denmark international will likely be a regular for Conte, but who plays alongside him remains to be seen.

Oliver Skipp is unavailable through suspension while Giovani Lo Celso has a niggling injury.

Conte called out Ndombele in his press conference this week, but he may be hoping for a reaction against Leeds.

Harry Winks continues to be out of favour, but Spurs’ midfield issues may present an opportunity in the match.

Attack: Son, Kane, Lucas

Finding the best out of Harry Kane will be Conte’s biggest challenge with the striker struggling in the league this season.

He did find his shooting boots on international duty with England, scoring seven in just two games.

And Kane will be hoping his partner in crime Son Heung-min can help convert that into some domestic form.

The third spot remains up for grabs in the long run, but Lucas Moura appears to be the favourite at the moment.

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