Wednesday, May 25

Tottenham predicted lineup vs Arsenal – Premier League

Tottenham face a do or die rearranged north London derby on Thursday night with a Champions League place at stake.

Spurs currently trail fourth-placed Arsenal by four points in the Premier League, and you feel that anything less than a victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will signal the end of their Champions League hopes.

A win, however, would give them every chance of pipping the Gunners to the post given their favourable two final fixtures against Burnley and Norwich.

The hosts will be even more fired up than usual for this one after Arsenal controversially had the original fixture postponed in January due to a number of absences through Covid-19, injury and the Africa Cup of Nations.

Here’s how Antonio Conte will likely set up his side…

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Hugo Lloris (GK) – The club captain will be desperate to help his club secure a return to the Champions League. Among the first names on the team sheet.

Cristian Romero (CB) – The Argentine was brilliantly brutish once again at Liverpool, taking absolutely no prisoners. He will need to keep his temped in check in what is sure to be a fiery derby.

Eric Dier (CB) – Has been quietly impressive since Antonio Conte took the reins and that form continued at Anfield last time out. Will need to be on his toes against an in-form Eddie Nketiah.

Ben Davies (CB) – Another Tottenham defender who was outstanding against Liverpool. Sure to have a busy evening up against the likes of Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka.

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Emerson Royal (RWB) – The Brazilian has been much improved in recent weeks and that will need to continue here in Spurs’ biggest game of the seasons so far.

Rodrigo Bentancur (CM) – His form has dipped somewhat in recent weeks after a fine start to life in N17. There’s nothing like a derby for getting back into form.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) – Hit the post and should have done better with an opening at the death on Saturday in an all-action display. Will be key to disrupting Odegaard and his colleagues.

Ryan Sessegnon (LWB) – Continues to look short on confidence and you feel he is playing more out of necessity than anything else, with Sergio Reguilon and Matt Doherty injured. Did get the all-important assist last time, though.

Dejan Kulusevski (RF) – Looked sharp back in the starting lineup against the Reds. Will expect to start here and give the Arsenal left-back a problem.

Harry Kane (ST) – Played more a supporting role of late but we all know he LOVES a north London derby. The England captain is the record goalscorer in the fixture with 11 strikes, failing to score in just four of 14 appearances and one of seven at home.

Son Heung-min (LF) – The Spurs hero once again at the weekend. Son has now scored 20 non-penalty goals in another remarkable season for the South Korean.

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