Tottenham Hotspur will be hunting for the top spot in Group G of the Conference League as they take on NS Mura on Thursday. The Lilywhites are currently second in the group, trailing by three points. It essentially means that they must secure all three points in this affair while hoping Rennes drop points against Vitesse Arnhem in the other fixture.
Predicted Tottenham Lineup Vs NS Mura
Antonio Conte might want to ring in the changes in this Conference League contest as he looks to keep his troops fresh ahead of the Burnley clash. The Italian won’t, fortunately, have to deal with too many injury-related absentees, with Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso being the only ones ruled out for this game.
We are expecting some changes in defence, with Joe Rodon and Davinson Sanchez set to be given rare opportunities to start and make an impression under the new coach. Conte may persist with Eric Dier, though, as the leader of the defence, in the absence of Romero.
Dier’s presence in central defence means Ben Davies could shift into the left wingback role, at the expense of Sergio Reguilon. There might be a switch on the opposite flank as well, with Matt Doherty replacing Emerson Royal.
Another change is expected in goal, where the veteran Hugo Lloris should make way for the new signing Pierluigi Gollini.
Conte will be boosted by the return of Oliver Skipp, who could replace Harry Winks in midfield. The Englishman is likely to partner Tanguy Ndombele in the middle of the park, with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg likely to be rested.
Tottenham have no shortage of alternatives, though, with Winks and Hojbjerg in contention to feature in the second half, if required. Lo Celso, though, is unlikely to feature as he continues to struggle with his fitness.
As for the attacking department, a host of lesser-used stars will be hoping to receive rare starting opportunities. Ryan Sessegnon is among the players in contention for a start.
The former Hoffenheim starlet could occupy the wide attacking slot alongside Steven Bergwijn, replacing Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura, as they hope to provide the creativity for Harry Kane upfront.