Tottenham predicted the line-up against Everton

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Antonio Conte’s first Premier League outing as Tottenham Hotspur’s manager takes the Italian tactician to Everton’s Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon.

The newly appointed 52-year-old went undefeated over his four Premier League meetings with Toffees during his first period in England at Chelsea. Everton did not even find the net during the six hours of top-flight football, but face a completely different challenge in these embryonic stages of Contes Tottenham’s reign.

Here is the line-up that the league winner can bid for his first Premier League match in more than three years.

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– Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 31 October 2021

Hugo Lloris (GK) – Entering his tenth season at Spurs, Tottenham are captain of their seventh manager.Cristian Romero (CB) – Serie A’s defender of the year during the season in which Contes Inter recorded the best defense on the way to the title will be very familiar to the incoming manager – even more so after his dismissal on Thursday.

Eric Dier (CB) – As a teenager, Dier was sent from his home at Lisbon’s Sporting to Everton on loan to receive – as he so sensitively put it – “a kick in the back”. 18 months of a “culture shock” later, the Portugal-leaning Englishman had developed enough to break into Sporting’s first team. Whether he can stay in Tottenham’s starting eleven is another matter.

Ben Davies (CB) – Familiar with a back-three formation from international service, Davies may well create a specialized place as Tottenham’s only left-footed midfielder.

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– Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (@ hojbjerg23) 24 May 2021

Emerson Royal (RWB) – Despite a natural tendency to rush forward, Emerson was chained in a four-man back line for much of his career in La Liga. The reduced defensive responsibility on the wingback can help his adaptation at Spurs.Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) – Tottenham’s previous three managers all saw fit to start the hard attacking Dane in every Premier League match they watched, Conte will certainly not break that run.

Oliver Skipp (CM) – Although he signed a professional contract with Spurs 2018, Skipp made more matches for Norwich during a loan season than he has done for the capital. He must quickly impress another manager to ensure that the oddities are rectified.

Sergio Reguilon (LWB) – The only Spurs player with more than one assist in the Premier League this season (two) has proven to be a surprising, and a little overwhelming, boss creator.

✅ First goal under Antonio Conte.

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– Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 4, 2021

Lucas Moura (RW) – Goalless in England’s top class this semester despite firing 15 shots, only six players have been more trigger happy without finding the net this season.

Harry Kane (ST) – With 11 goals in 12 league games against Everton (including five braces), history on Kane’s side in his quest to improve on a pitiful return of a Premier League goal from eight starts.

Son Heung-min (LW) – One of the few reliable sparks of light in the midst of the darkening tumult that has been lingering over Tottenham for much of the last two years.

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