Antonio Conte names four Tottenham players that could return against Arsenal


    Antonio Conte’s side got back to winning ways against Crystal Palce (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)
    Antonio Conte’s side got back to winning ways against Crystal Palce (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

    Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is hopeful that his side will be boosted by the return of four players for the north London derby against Arsenal next week.

    Spurs got back to winning ways with a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, following a winless restart to their Premier League campaign after the World Cup.

    Richarlison sustained an injury in Qatar and hasn’t played for the club since the World Cup, while Rodrigo Bentancur is yet to feature since Uruguay were knocked out at the group stages.

    Dejan Kulusevski has been plagued by injuries this term and the side have desperately missed the Swede’s creativity from the right flank.

    Yves Bissouma has failed to impress since his summer arrival from Brighton and he was suspended for the win against Palace after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Villa on New Year’s Day.

    Richarlison hasn’t featured since October (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
    Richarlison hasn’t featured since October (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

    But, with Spurs set to face face rivals Arsenal in their next Premier League fixture, the Italian says he’s hopeful that the quartet could be available to face the table-topping Gunners.

    ‘I hope in these 10 days to have the possibility in the next game against Arsenal to have all of the players available,’ said Conte.

    ‘I’m talking about Richarlison, Bentancur, Kulusevski and also Bissouma today was out, but today Skipp and Sarr showed they they are really reliable players for me and I’m really happy.

    ‘We exploited the period of the World Cup to work with these young players to improve themselves under the tactical aspect and physical aspect. Now they stay with us in the squad. I don’t want to send these young players on loan because the league is very difficult.

    ‘We have to play Champions League, we have to play FA Cup. I think these young players can stay here to help us face these three competitions.’

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