Heung-min Son dropped for Tottenham as Antonio Conte names Dejan Kulusevski in starting line-up to face Leicester

    Heung-min Son has been dropped for Tottenham’s home clash with Leicester City.

    The South Korean international is regarded as one of Antonio Conte’s top stars but has endured a poor start to the new season.

    Son has been left out of the Tottenham side for the clash with Leicester

    Son has been left out of the Tottenham side for the clash with Leicester

    After bagging 24 goals and 10 assists in all competitions last term, the 30-year-old is yet to get himself off the mark this season with no goals and just one assist in eight appearances.

    With Tottenham boasting improved competition for places this term, it seems that Son has been taken out of the firing line with Dejan Kulusevski coming in to replace him.

    Conte was asked about Son’s place in the starting line-up following the 2-0 defeat to Sporting in the Champions League and hinted that nobody in his side was undroppable.

    He explained: “There are no players that are undroppable.

    Son will be desperate to recapture his form in the coming weeks

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    Son will be desperate to recapture his form in the coming weeks

    “This has to be very clear. There are no players that are undroppable.

    “Because if I tell this, it’s only to try to help my players and to try to avoid injuries, to try to have players at the top of their form and to have a good performance.

    “If I am telling this it is only to protect my players and to give them the possibility to be, in every moment, at the top.”

    Live updates from Tottenham’s clash with Leicester can be found HERE on talkSPORT.com.

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