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Tottenham predicted lineup vs Brighton - FA Cup

Jude Summerfield
Conte's Spurs beat Morecambe in the previous round
Conte's Spurs beat Morecambe in the previous round / BEN STANSALL/GettyImages
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Tottenham continue their FA Cup campaign when they host Brighton in north London on Saturday night.

Spurs came from behind to defeat Morecambe in the previous round, keeping alive their hopes of silverware before their Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Chelsea.

Here's the XI Antonio Conte may select at the weekend.


Tottenham predicted lineup vs Brighton - FA Cup

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Pierluigi Gollini (GK) - Gollini hasn't really impressed on the rare occasions he's replaced Hugo Lloris in Tottenham's starting XI, but Conte has called him his cup goalkeeper and he should start.

Cristian Romero (CB) - Hasn't played since early November due to injury but is back in training and should feature.

Eric Dier (CB) - Like Romero, has struggled with fitness but returned in the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea. Spurs' defence is better with him in it, even with the occasional lapse in concentration.

Ben Davies (CB) - Has made the left centre-back spot his own since Conte's arrival.

2. Midfielders & wing backs

Harry Winks
Conte seems to be a fan of Winks / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Matt Doherty (RWB) - With Spurs not recruiting a new right wing-back in January, Doherty will compete with Emerson Royal for the position having stayed at the club himself.

Harry Winks (CM) - Scored a free kick from the touchline in the previous round against Morecambe. Has more of an identity under Conte than he has in the past few years and his performances are improving.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) - The signing of Rodrigo Bentancur gives Hojbjerg more competition for a spot in midfield. The break would have done him some good after a hectic year or so.

Ryan Sessegnon (LWB) - Has had more opportunities following his return to fitness and Sergio Reguilon's injury issues. Should get another start here.

3. Forwards

Harry Kane
Kane scored in the last round / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Steven Bergwijn (RW) - His goals against Leicester meant Spurs blocked a potential move to Ajax in January. Needs to kick on now and produce more consistent performances, starting against Brighton.

Harry Kane (ST) - Was brought off the bench to turn the game around against Morecambe in the previous round.

Son Heung-min (LW) - Spurs have missed Son, who has been missing since the start of January. Back in full training and will be looking to add to his nine goals in all competitions so far this season.

You can read 90min's preview of Tottenham vs Brighton here.

You can read Brighton's predicted lineup here.


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