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Tottenham predicted lineup vs Southampton - Premier League

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Kulusevski could be in line for a Premier League debut
Kulusevski could be in line for a Premier League debut / Paul Harding/GettyImages

Tottenham host Southampton on Wednesday night as they look to close the gap on the top four.

Last time out, Spurs secured their place in the FA Cup fifth round by beating Brighton and prior to that they had been going well in the Premier League.

Antonio Conte will be conscious of unsettling this momentum with too many changes. With that in mind, here is the starting XI he is most likely to go with.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Cristian Romero
Romero was excellent against Brighton / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Hugo Lloris (GK) - With Pierluigi Gollini struggling this season, Lloris' position as Spurs' number one has never been more secure.

Cristian Romero (CB) - His recent return has been spectacular. Provided he can stay fit, he will be a pivotal player for Spurs this season.

Davinson Sanchez (CB) - Eric Dier is still not ready for the matchday squad. As a result Sanchez will continue at the heart of defence.

Ben Davies (CB) - One of the principal beneficiaries of Conte's arrival. Davies has looked rejuvenated in a centre-back role.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Harry Winks
Winks has improved recently / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Emerson Royal (RWB) - Spurs were desperate for a new right wing-back in January, but they could not get a deal over the line. Emerson now needs to prove his worth before the end of the season.

Harry Winks (CM) - Another player who has improved markedly since Conte's arrival. Oliver Skipp's absence means he is an automatic pick here.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM) - Rodrigo Bentancur will be pushing hard for a start. For now, Hojbjerg will continue in midfield.

Sergio Reguilon (LWB) - More effective than his right-sided counterpart so far this year.

3. Forwards

Harry Kane
Kane netted two goals in the FA Cup this weekend / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Lucas Moura (RF) - Dejan Kulusevski will likely replace him in the medium-term but Conte seems likely to stick with Lucas against Southampton.

Son Heung-min (LF) - Has set incredibly high standards for himself over the past few seasons, and has nearly lived up to expectations so far.

Harry Kane (ST) - Bagged a brace last time out. Could he finally be back to his best?

Read 90min's full preview of Tottenham vs Southampton here.

Read Southampton's predicted lineup here.