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Alasdair Gold

Tottenham predicted team vs Fulham: Conte makes big Son Heung-min decision and wing-back switch

Tottenham Hotspur are back in Premier League action on Monday evening looking to pick up a much-needed win at Fulham.

Antonio Conte 's men have suffered back-to-back defeats in their recent matches against title challengers Arsenal and Manchester City and now they face a tough trip to an in-form Fulham side who will leapfrog them into fifth place if they win at Craven Cottage. The Spurs head coach will have plenty of selection decisions to make after recent mixed displays.

Rodrigo Bentancur was Spurs' best player by a long shot at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday night and as long as he has recovered well after six weeks out of action, then Conte will call on him in the midfield against Fulham.

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In contrast Ivan Perisic and Clement Lenglet did themselves no favours down the left in their time against Manchester City with their individual errors costing Tottenham so Conte could revert to Ryan Sessegnon at left wing-back and keep Ben Davies on the left of the back three.

At right wing-back, Matt Doherty should now be fully recovered after his illness last week and that may see him replace Emerson Royal, despite the Brazilian's goal in midweek.

Conte is more likely to keep faith with skipper Hugo Lloris than bring in Fraser Forster but the Italian could change it up in the front line if he considers Richarlison to be fit enough to start. If the Brazilian is ready to be in the line-up then the Tottenham head coach could take the out-of-form Son Heung-min out of the firing line in the hope of provoking a similar response to the one he got against Leicester earlier in the season.

Here is the team we reckon Conte will select at Craven Cottage:

3-4-3: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Kane, Richarlison.


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