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Tottenham predicted lineup vs Middlesbrough - FA Cup

Jude Summerfield
Conte's Spurs travel north on Wednesday
Conte's Spurs travel north on Wednesday / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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Tottenham will look to pick up from their 4-0 victory over Leeds when they travel to face Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Tuesday.

Antonio Conte's meltdown after the defeat at Burnley has prompted concerns over his future at the club, but the big win at Elland Road has at least partially ended that talk for now.

In midweek they will face a Boro side eyeing up a playoff spot in the Championship, with their bid harmed by two defeats in their last three league games.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Pierluigi Gollini (GK) - Hugo Lloris' form has dropped off dramatically since he signed a new contract, so loanee Gollini may be gifted a chance between the sticks.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) - Has not been good this season, but playing Sanchez would give Conte the chance to rest Romero, who has missed chunks of the season through injury.

Eric Dier (CB) - Has looked good upon his return, with his partnership with Romero looking particularly promising.

Ben Davies (CB) -
Now a regular on the left side of defence, having previously played back-up to Sergio Reguilon and Danny Rose before him.

2. Wing backs & midfielders

Emerson Royal (RWB) - May have lost his Premier League starting spot after Matt Doherty scored against Leeds. Needs to start delivering worthwhile performances, with his strengths not particularly evident right now.

Harry Winks (CM) - With both Rodrigo Bentancur and Oliver Skipp expected to be missing again, Winks should start. Played a lovely pass in the build-up to Doherty's goal at the weekend.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) - Played a delicious ball over the top to assist Kane's strike in the same game.

Sergio Reguilon (LWB) - Has been missing after contracting Covid-19, while Ryan Sessegnon impressed with an assist against Leeds. It makes sense for Reguilon to get some minutes here, though.

3. Forwards

Steven Bergwijn (RW) - Dejan Kulusevski looks to have claimed the third attacking spot alongside Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, so Bergwijn needs to take his chance when it comes. It may be on Tuesday.

Harry Kane (ST) - Looking back to his imperious best, scoring like a seasoned striker and passing like the best playmaker around.

Son Heung-min (LW) - Grew into the game at Leeds and eventually got on the scoresheet from Kane's glorious pass.



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