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Report: Tottenham's 'amazing' £4m player set for new role against Leeds as Conte shuffles his pack
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Report: Tottenham's 'amazing' £4m player set for new role against Leeds as Conte shuffles his pack

Tottenham take on Leeds United today in what will be a massive game for Antonio Conte before the World Cup break.

Spurs’ form in recent weeks has left a lot to be desired. Inconsistent individual performances have led to inconsistent results. Spurs still find themselves in the Champions League places and safely through to the last 16 of this season’s competition. But, there is a stark realisation that a result is needed today.

For Antonio Conte, it’s a case of picking the best team he can. He should be boosted by the return of Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison in attack. However, in defence, Conte still has issues, with Cristian Romero missing.

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And according to The Evening Standard, that means that Eric Dier is set for a slight change in position. The Englishman has predominantly featured in the middle of the back three this term. But today, The Evening Standard claims Dier will feature to the right of the three in place of Davinson Sanchez.

That means that Clement Lenglet will take the central position, while Ben Davies comes in on the left. Of course, Dier has played to the right in the last two games, so it’s not ‘brand new’ to him either.

For Sanchez, it is another sign that Conte doesn’t quite trust him at Spurs. Indeed, the Spurs boss was spotted berating the Colombian in the 2-1 loss against Newcastle recently.

TBR’s View: Dier is Tottenham’s main man behind Romero

It’s clear to everyone there are two defenders in this Tottenham team who Conte trusts fully. Those two are Eric Dier, and Cristian Romero.

And with Romero missing, Dier is clearly going to be given a big responsibility in today’s must win game.

Tottenham need to win this game against Leeds. They need their big players to turn up and Dier is the one who can hold the entire defence together. Conte, then, will be hoping for one more big performance from his man.

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