After Chelsea’s poor performance, Antonio Conte must drop three Tottenham players.
TOO MANY OF Antonio Conte’s players did not show up for Wednesday’s match against Chelsea.
Many of Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur players did not show up against Chelsea on Wednesday, which would have disappointed him.
Spurs conceded a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
The Lilywhites were outplayed by the hosts and are fortunate to only have a two-goal deficit to overcome in their home leg.
Conte emphasized how far the club has fallen in terms of quality on the pitch after the game ended.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see some changes in the second leg, which takes place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next week.
On the back of their performance against Chelsea, Express Sport has identified three Spurs players who should lose their starting spots.
At Stamford Bridge, Japhet Tanganga had a night to forget – as did the entire Tottenham defence, to be fair.
Chelsea’s dynamic attacks terrorized the 22-year-old all night, and he struggled to look confident in any of his actions.
His poor showing was highlighted by a hilarious clearance that led to the hosts’ second goal.
Tanganga headed Hakim Ziyech’s free-kick straight onto Ben Davies in the 35th minute, allowing the ball to trickle past Hugo Lloris and increase the deficit.
Although he could play against Morecambe in the FA Cup this weekend, Conte may choose to recall Eric Dier for the second leg next week.
Matt Doherty’s time at Tottenham has not gone well, and he has been linked with a move this month.
On Wednesday, he started at left-wing-back, and it was clear he wasn’t used to that position.
Before being replaced at halftime by Tanguy Ndombele, Doherty completed just nine passes and lost possession six times.
Sergio Reguilon should play against Chelsea next week after being rested for Morecambe.
Spurs fans have been critical of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in recent weeks, but Oliver Skipp was the more disappointing midfielder on Wednesday night in London.
During his underwhelming 73-minute performance, he only completed one of five attempted long balls and won only two of six duels.
With Spurs needing to attack in the second leg, Ndombele, Dele Alli, or Giovani Lo Celso could start ahead of him in midfield the next time out.