Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to bounce back when they make the trip to Burnley in the Premier League this afternoon.
Antonio Conte was left bitterly disappointed by his side’s humiliating Europa Conference League performance against NS Mura on Thursday night. He now needs to see a reaction in the English top-flight as Spurs can move into the top six with a win.
The Italian head coach rotated the bulk of his starting XI over in Slovenia and it would be a surprise to see many of those remain after such an embarrassing display.
What sort of lineup could we see from the 52-year-old today? Here’s what we are predicting…
There could be eight changes from the side which tasted defeat to Mura in midweek.
Between the sticks, club captain Hugo Lloris is expected to resume his no.1 league duties over Pierluigi Gollini, whilst Davinson Sanchez is the only defender to keep his place but that is due to Cristian Romero’s absence through injury.
Both Eric Dier and left-back Ben Davies return to the back-three, with Sergio Reguilon and Emerson Royal back involved on either flank, meaning that Ryan Sessegnon and Matt Doherty are axed.
In midfield, Oliver Skipp should remain, having served his one-game suspension, and he’ll likely partner Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the midfield engine room. That means there is no place for Dele Alli (25) or Byran Gil (20) in Lancashire this afternoon.
The third and final player to keep his spot in the starting XI is Harry Kane up top and he should be accompanied by Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura, just like against Leeds last weekend.
Predicted Spurs XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Davies, Dier, Sanchez; Reguilon, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Emerson; Son, Moura, Kane