Tottenham XI vs Southampton: Confirmed squad news, expected line-up and latest injuries for Premier League game
Spurs responded to their Champions League elimination by AC Milan with a 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest last weekend, with Pedro Porro and Richarlison catching the eye.
Porro scored Harry Kane’s first goal, while Richarlison was unlucky not to score a first league goal for the club when his first effort was ruled out for a tight offside.
The pair can expect to hold on to their place on the right, despite competition from Emerson Royal and Dejan Kulusevski.
Conte’s only other move is likely to come at left-back, where Ivan Perisic and Ben Davies are vying for a spot. Davies has impressed since taking charge last month and is expected to keep his place after being praised by Conte on Thursday.
“These type of players are vital for every manager,” Conte said. “Ben is a player who is always very reliable and he is an always focused player. He always has the right desire. You know Ben will finish the game and he will finish with his top commitment.
“Then you can win or lose, but you know Ben is a reliable player. He is a player that it is a privilege for every manager to have this type of player in his team.
If Perisic returns, Davies will likely return to support all three in place of Clement Lenglet.
Predicts Tottenham XI (3-4-3): Forster; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Davies; Richarlison, Son, Kane.