Expert: Japhet Tanganga in line for Tottenham recall - 'he has a big chance now'
Antonio Conte may recall Japhet Tanganga and Djed Spence when Tottenham play Nottingham Forest in the League Cup on Wednesday (9 November).
That is according to Spurs expert John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
Tottenham travel to the City Ground to play their first domestic cup game of the season three days before a Premier League clash against Leeds United.
Wenham is expecting plenty of chances as key players are expected to be rested.
“I have heard some inklings that Richarlison might be back for this one,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
“He won’t be able to start but I’d like to see him get some minutes. I think Fraser Forster will certainly start in goal.
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“He has worked hard in training and has been praised by Conte, he hasn’t been given an opportunity as yet so he will start.
“Davinson Sanchez will come in. He hasn’t featured in recent weeks and there will be a well-earned rest for the likes of Dier and Lenglet.
“I think Tanganga could come back in, he has only played seven minutes this season. He’s been one of the unlucky ones so he has a big chance now.
“With the defence, I am now thinking Doherty will get the nod ahead of Spence so you wonder where that leaves him.
“There is a chance that Doherty could start at left-back, that’s not out of the realms of possibility but I would really like to see Spence.
“A central midfield two of Skipp and Bissouma should start, I’d like to see Bissouma carry on this run of form he is enjoying.
“It would be great for him to get another 90 minutes under his belt. The forward roles will be filled by Kulusevski and Moura.
“Kane can’t play again so maybe it will be Perisic or Lucas could go up top with Gil on the wing. I really want to see rotation in this game.”