The Italian will be pleased to have both Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison in line to start following their respective injuries and they could do just that as they seem likely to join Harry Kane in the attack, given Heung-min Son will be absent.
Spurs did shuffle the pack on Wednesday night, handing some rare minutes to players like backup goalkeeper Fraser Forster and academy graduate Oliver Skipp but it’s expected that France no.1 Hugo Lloris returns between the sticks.
Davinson Sanchez will likely make way for Ben Davies, who joins both Clement Lenglet and Eric Dier in the back three, with Cristian Romero joining Son on the treatment table.
Midfield “monster” Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is a workhorse and is expected to continue such a role, though he’ll surely be joined by Rodrigo Bentancur again after the £75k-per-week Uruguayan “animal” – as lauded by teammate Byran Gil – was afforded some rest, meaning Yves Bissouma and Skipp are dropped to the bench due to the shift back to a 3-4-3 system.
Meanwhile, versatile veteran Ivan Perisic played an hour upfront next to Kane in the defeat to Forest and he should revert back to a left wing-back role, whilst there could be a big call on the other flank as Djed Spence could be handed his first top-flight start, with doubts still lingering over Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty.
That would see Conte make a total of five changes from last time out.
Predicted Spurs XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Davies, Lenglet, Dier; Perisic, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Spence; Richarlison, Kulusevski, Kane