Tottenham predicted lineup vs Nottingham Forest - Carabao Cup

Sean Walsh
Conte won on his last visit to Forest
Conte won on his last visit to Forest / Michael Regan/GettyImages
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Tottenham's bid to end their trophy drought continues with a third-round Carabao Cup tie at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.

Spurs' last piece of silverware came in 2008, lifting this very cup after seeing off a strong Chelsea side in the competition's first final at the new Wembley Stadium.

Antonio Conte is aware of the need to become the first Tottenham boss since Juande Ramos to deliver a trophy, but amid such a packed schedule, he's likely to make a number of changes at the City Ground.

Here's how Spurs could set out...


Tottenham predicted lineup vs Nottingham Forest - Carabao Cup

Harry Kane
'Will I ever get a rest?' A potential question for Harry Kane to ask / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

GK: Fraser Forster - Club captain Hugo Lloris has been a rather busy man in recent weeks and could be afforded a rest. Hey, it's not like Spurs will miss his distribution.

CB: Davinson Sanchez - The Colombian is expected to step into the backline in place of Eric Dier.

CB: Japhet Tanganga - A regular in Conte's first few months in north London, Tanganga has played just 17 minutes of football this season.

CB: Clement Lenglet - It's more likely that Ben Davies will be the left-footed centre-back to be handed a night off on the eve of the World Cup.

RM: Djed Spence - Look, if Spence can't get a first start for Spurs here then never will.

CM: Oliver Skipp - The form of Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have limited Skipp's appearances this season, but he looked sharp on his last start against Newcastle.

CM: Yves Bissouma - After being dug out by Conte in pressers earlier this term, Bissouma is making the number six position in a 3-5-2 his own.

CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - Whenever he's first, Hojbjerg will start for Spurs.

LM: Ryan Sessegnon - The wing-back was hooked in order to bring Dejan Kulusevski into the mix in Sunday's loss against Liverpool, while Ivan Perisic completed the full 90 and is more likely to be rested.

CF: Lucas Moura - With Kulusevski not fully fit yet and Richarlison only just returning to training, Lucas should start up top.

CF: Harry Kane - Kane should absolutely not start this game, but he will demand that he does and Spurs don't really have an alternative solution other than playing Bryan Gil.

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