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November 27, 2021
Manchester City 3-0 Everton
In an unsurprising development, the champions have hammered Everton at the Etihad. Read all about it with Alex Hess.
Both teams make two enforced changes from their last game before the international break. Antonio Conte brings in Harry Winks and Japhet Tanganga for Oliver Skipp (suspended) and Cristian Romero (injured).
Leeds are without Raphinha (ill) and Rodrigo (injured). Mateusz Klich comes into the side and the exciting teenager Joe Gelhardt – who has scored goals in industrial quantities at youth level – makes his full Premier League debut up front.
Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-2-1) Lloris; Tanganga, Dier, Davies; Royal, Hojbjerg, Winks, Reguilon; Lucas Moura, Son; Kane.
Substitutes: Gollini, Doherty, Sanchez, Rodon, Sessegnon, Bryan, Bergwijn, Dele, Ndombele.
Leeds United (4-2-3-1) Meslier; Dallas, Llorente, Cooper, Struijk; Phillips, Forshaw; James, Klich, Harrison; Gelhardt.
Substitutes: Klaesson, Firpo, Drameh, Cresswell, McCarron, McKinstry, Jenkins, Greenwood, Roberts.
It’s a big day in the north of London. Antonio Conte has already been introduced to the Tottenham Hotspur fans, but that was before a (theoretically) low-key Europa Conference match against Vitesse Arnhem. This feels like the real
home debut, an intruiging Premier League match against Leeds United.
Things are about to change in N17. Conte has a comically low nonsense threshold, and if anyone can redefine the word ‘Spursy’ it’s probably him. He might not be here for a long time – his last three jobs ended after two years – but there are plenty of reasons for Spurs fans to be optimistic. One in particular: Conte is a pathological winner.
Spurs’ opponents, Leeds, have been the feelgood story of English football since Marcelo Bielsa arrived in 2018. This season, though, they have lost a bit of their dopamine sheen. Injuries, particularly to Patrick Bamford, have reduced their fluidity, and they start this game in 17th place. While nobody seriously thinks Leeds are in a relegation battle, their season is in need of a jumpstart. A party-pooping win today would do the job.
Kick off 4.30pm.