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Predicted Spurs XI, latest team and injury news vs Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur are merely two games away from a trip to Wembley as they head to Stamford Bridge to face Premier League rivals Chelsea in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final clash tonight.

The competition usually sees managers ring the changes to their starting lineup but it remains to be seen what Antonio Conte will do here this evening as his side face League One minnows Morecambe on Sunday in the FA Cup.

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And he went fairly strong against West Ham United in the last round.

But what sort of side could we see selected? Here’s our predicted Spurs XI ahead of kick-off…

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There could be as many as three changes to the side that defeated Watford on New Year’s Day.

Versatile defender Japhet Tanganga could return to the XI over 25-year-old “real liability” Davinson Sanchez, pairing Eric Dier and Ben Davies in the backline, to provide some fresher legs in front of first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Due to injuries and a lack of options, Sergio Reguilon and Emerson Royal are likely to remain at wing-back.

Conte is then left with a midfield conundrum.

He could stick with his usual engine room of Oliver Skipp and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg but only the former is expected to keep his place, with Harry Winks getting another chance to impress.

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It means Tanguy Ndombele is snubbed again.

The Italian also had decisions to make further up the pitch but with Morecambe at the weekend, he doesn’t have to rotate so heavily, meaning the third and final change could be Dele Alli’s inclusion over Lucas Moura.

Heung-min Son and Harry Kane should both start ahead of their likely rest on Sunday.

Predicted Spurs XI (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Davies, Dier, Tanganga; Reguilon, Winks, Skipp, Emerson; Son, Alli; Kane

AND in other news, Conte must brutally axe “incredible” £62k-p/w Spurs dud today, Chelsea could bully him

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