·3 October 2022
·3 October 2022
Spurs were second-best at Arsenal even prior to Emerson Royal's dismissal and now need to pick themselves off the canvas for the gruelling month ahead.
Here's who Antonio Conte could select to take on the Bundesliga side.
GK: Hugo Lloris - Didn't exactly cover himself in glory in the derby, but what's Conte going to do? Drop him for Fraser Forster?CB: Cristian Romero - Was caught playing between centre-back and right-back after Emerson was sent off on Saturday. Luckily he will begin Tuesday night with no such problem.CB: Eric Dier - Having made his return to a struggling England fold last month, Dier is without a win in his last three games.CB: Clement Lenglet - Ben Davies is expected to miss the trip to Frankfurt, so the quietly impressive Lenglet could keep his spot.RWB: Emerson Royal - By no means should Conte be keeping his faith in this guy, but he probably will. Matt Doherty or Djed Spence (almost definitely the former) will take his place in the next Premier League XI anyways.CM: Rodrigo Bentancur - Definitely wasn't the worst offender on Saturday. His role hasn't been helped by Conte's unwillingness to add another body to the midfield.CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - Oliver Skipp and Yves Bissouma are itching for starts but they'll probably have to wait a little longer.LWB: Ivan Perisic - Was withdrawn after the red card on Saturday with this game likely in Conte's thinking.RF: Richarlison - Dejan Kulusevski's hamstring is yet to fully heal so Richarlison is in line for another start.LF: Son Heung-min - Drawing a blank against Arsenal saw Son's hot streak end at five goals in three games for club and country.CF: Harry Kane - Yep, Conte is likely to play his same hand again, reaffirming his belief that his setup at the weekend was only weakened by individual errors.
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