Tottenham Hotspur has little time to feel sorry for themselves following a poor loss as they now travel to Burnley in the Premier League, here is our projected XI for Spurs.
After providing a real opportunity to his squad midweek in Slovenia, we should expect Antonio Conte to go back to the players he trusts. No one in the sorry 2-1 loss to Mura made much of an argument to step into the XI so Conte goes with a familiar team, although injuries still keep some players out.
Projecting the starting attack for Tottenham
Harry Kane looked dead by the end of the Mura game but there is no rest for the weary as Spurs have no alternatives and need their top line to try and get back into the goals.
Left forward – Heung-Min Son
Spurs South Korean sensation, Heung-Min Son started the season well for the club with two goals through the first three matches, as the team started 3 and 0. However, after missing a game following the first international break with a calf strain, things have not been the same. Although Son has two more goals and an assist Sonny has not registered either in his last four Premier League matches. With three goals and three assists in 10 career matches against Burnley, Son will be looking to get back into the goals.
Centre-forward – Harry Kane
We know Harry Kane is going to be the focal point of Conte’s attack, he said as much in his most recent press conferences. Conte noted that Kane has played well but he wants to improve him that 2-3% so he and the team can take the next step. Despite only 1 goal in league play this season Kane has eight in all competitions to lead the team. With nine goals in 13 career games against Burnley, like Sonny will, Kane will be looking to get his season back on track.
Right forward – Lucas Moura
Lucas Moura is one player who has looked good under Antonio Conte. This should not surprise anyone as Moura has a high work rate and always excels early with coaches. The key for Moura is to create consistency over longer periods. If Moura can continue to pick up the ball near midfield, turn and run at defenders he will continue to have a place in the side. Showing an improving eye for a forward pass, Tottenham needs Moura to perform.