Tottenham Hotspur will be bidding against League One side Portsmouth to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup as they welcome them to North London on Saturday afternoon. Spurs recorded an emphatic 3-0 derby win over Crystal Palace in their last outing which will keep them in high spirits coming into this FA Cup fixture.
Antonio Conte will probably opt for the 3-4-3 formation and is expected to make a couple of tweaks to the starting XI for this game. Olivier Skipp will make way for Yves Bissouma as he returns after completing his suspension while Harry Kane continues to lead the line for the Lilywhites.
3-4-3 Tottenham Hotspur Predicted XI Vs Portsmouth
Hugo Lloris will continue to feature in between the sticks for Spurs after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing. Conte could opt for a back three of Eric Dier, Clement Lenglet and Ben Davies for this game. All three of them need to be at their best if the Lilywhites are to keep a clean sheet again this weekend.
Davinson Sanchez and Cristian Romero will be named on the bench as they offer cover for the centre-back positions.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Yves Bissouma will anchor the midfield for the North London club as they try to dominate possession at the centre of the park.
Emerson Royal will function as the right-sided wide player while Ivan Perisic continues to put in a hard-working performance on the left flank. Both of them will be instructed to remain compact defensively and make some overlapping runs out on the flanks.
Oliver Skipp will be available on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half if Conte decides to call upon his services.
Heung-min Son will play on the left wing while Bryan Gill hopes to catch the eye from the right flank. As mentioned earlier, Harry Kane will lead the charge for the North London outfit in the final third. He will fancy his chances of finding the back of the net against the opposition backline after netting one the last time out.
Lucas Moura and Richarlison are unlikely to recover in time for the weekend encounter, so Conte will remain without attacking options on the bench.