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Tottenham team news ahead of Champions League Group D showdown with Marseille including Romero and Kulusevski latest

All the latest on the Lilywhite’s squad ahead of the tie


Tottenham head into their final Champions League group game knowing that a point will see them through to the knockout rounds, but come up against a formidable side in Marseille.

The Lilywhites currently sit atop Group D, while their hosts sit bottom, but the sides are separated by just two points and a win for Marseille would take them through at Tottenham’s expense.

You can read all the permutations on what Tottenham need to do at the Stadium Velodrome in order to qualify for the next round here:

The results Tottenham need to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages

Read on for the latest team news, and how we expect Antonio Conte’s side to set up for the vital clash.

Predicted XI

Injured trio to miss out

All of Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski and Cristian Romero were absent from Antonio Conte’s final training session ahead of the trip to the south of France, with none of them expected back before the World Cup handing the Lilywhites boss a serious headache.

Davinson Sanchez is likely to continue deputising for Romero in the back three, while Richarlison and Kulusevski’s absences could see Conte continue with his 5-3-2 formation after a stoppage-time winner against Bournemouth.

A change in formation?

Alternatively, Conte could opt for a more attacking 5-2-3 formation, which was utilised when one of Richarlison and Kulusevski were fit. This would see one of Lucas Moura or Bryan Gil added to the attack, with Oliver Skipp likely to drop to the bench and Hojbjerg and Bentancur to continue their partnership in midfield.

With just a draw needed, however, a more conservative system may be the go to for the Lilywhites on Tuesday.

Ben Browning

Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.


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