Antonio Conte has completely transformed Spurs in less than a year and they will now have the chance to move to the top of the table if they can beat Arsenal.
Spurs are just one point behind the Gunners so three points in the North London Derby on Saturday will put them in the first spot(if Man City drop points in their respective game on Sunday).
Tottenham have won eight out of their previous 10 matches in the Premier League and their previous league game was a 6-2 win over Leicester City.
The Lilywhites have not yet lost in the league but Arsenal are one of the in-form teams right now so Conte’s players will have their work cut out.
Spurs’ team news and injuries:
Against Leicester City, Antonio Conte made a few changes to his regular first XI but there’s no way he is going to experiment with his team on Saturday.
Hugo Lloris is recovering from a thigh injury and the keeper remains a doubt for the derby. Ben Davies is another key player who is out with an injury(knee) and he will only return to action sometime next month.
Cristian Romero started on the bench in that game while Sanchez played as the third central defender. For the North London Derby, Romero is going to come into the side, alongside Lenglet and Eric Dier.
In that 6-2 win, Perisic played as the right wing-back while Sessegnon played on the left but against Arsenal, we expect Perisic to move to his original position which will allow Emerson Royal to come into the side.
Nice one, Son! 🎩
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 21, 2022
Both Hojbjerg and Bentancur had goal involvements against the Foxes and there’s no way Bissouma is going to replace either one of them.
Richarlison finally got a start for Spurs in their previous game but the Brazilian did not have the best of outings. On the other hand, Son came off the bench in the 59th minute and scored a stunning hat-trick.
Richarlison is still one of the in-form players for Spurs but for the Arsenal game, Antonio Conte is definitely going to bring Son into the first XI.
Spurs predicted line up vs Arsenal:
Predicted Starting XI(3-4-2-1): Lloris/Forster; Lenglet, Eric Dier, Romero; Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Perisic, Emerson Royal; Son, Kulusevski; Harry Kane.
Stats via Fotmob.