Report: Conte set to go with Spurs duo who've started just 10 games between them against Leeds
Antonio Conte is expected to start both Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski as Tottenham take on Leeds United tomorrow.
In the final game before the break for the World Cup in Qatar, Tottenham and Conte are looking to finish strong. A woeful midweek loss at Nottingham Forest in the cup has done nothing to improve the mood. That mood has been soured in recent weeks with poor results and performances coinciding with injury issues.
However, according to The Evening Standard, both Kulusevski and Richarlison are ‘in contention’ to start against Leeds.
The duo have had a miserable time in recent weeks through injury. It’s meant that between them, the Spurs duo have started just ten Premier League games this season. Richarlison with four, and ‘Deki‘ with six.
Conte has been speaking in his press conference and admitted a late call will be made on the duo. However, both have been training and with no Heung-Min Son, Conte could be left with no option.
Kulusevski is due to have time off after Sweden failed to make the World Cup. For Richarlison, however, the Leeds clash could be important. He has been selected for Brazil but with no game time behind him, he’ll be desperate for minutes to sharpen up.
TBR’s View: Richarlison and Kulusevski need to play
Tottenham need to win this game. And to win this game, they need their best players playing. Kulusevski and Richarlison are among their best players. It’s that simple.
If both are fit enough to be involved, then both need to start. Richarlison will be itching for a chance to play before the World Cup while Kulusevski has shown his worth.
Spurs simply must beat Leeds or it risks being a long old six weeks for everyone involved at the club.
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