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How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Sporting Lisbon

How Tottenham Hotspur could line up against Sporting Lisbon

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte could name an unchanged side for Tuesday’s Champions League Group D encounter with Sporting Lisbon at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.

The Lilywhites ran out 2-0 winners over Marseille on matchday one and have had a week’s worth of rest following the postponement of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

Only Lucas Moura (tendon) should be absent for Tottenham this week, but there is a new Brazilian kid on the block as Richarlison‘s pair of headers secured his side’s opening-day success last week.

The ex-Everton man has surely played his way into another start alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, forcing Dejan Kulusevski to accept another substitute outing.

Kulusevski provided a bright spark when replacing Emerson Royal against Marseille, but the latter’s defensive mindset may be preferred from the first whistle against a free-scoring Sporting.

Ivan Perisic can expect to fend off competition from Ryan Sessegnon on the left-hand side again, while Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg pair up in the middle as ever.

Clement Lenglet has also forced his way into contention over Ben Davies in recent weeks, and the Barcelona loanee ought to join arms with Eric Dier and Cristian Romero in Portugal.

Tottenham possible starting lineup: Lloris; Romero, Lenglet, Dier; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son

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