Why Dejan Kulusevski has been benched for Tottenham vs Leicester City

Why Dejan Kulusevski has been benched for Tottenham vs Leicester City

Tottenham play host to a much-rotated Leicester City surely confident of picking up all three points and sending themselves back on the right track to finish 4th come the end of the season.

The Lilywhites have picked up 1 point from their last possible 6 on offer, and have failed to muster even a shot on target during that time, leading to them being overtaken by north London rivals Arsenal in the race for the final Champions league spot this season .

But, with a home tie against the Gunners still to come, where Spurs finish is still very much in their own hands with five games left to play, and they take on a Leicester City side that has been heavily rotated due to their Conference League tie against Roma, the legs for which are either side of their trip to north London.

And, while Sergio Reguilon was a confirmed absentee ahead of the game, Antonio Conte has sprung a surprise by opting to leave Dejan Kulusevski, who has been a game-changer since joining from Juventus in January, on the bench, leading to concerns about a potential injury to the Swede.

As per Football. London’s Alasdair Gold, however, the decision is purely down to rotation, with Lucas Moura coming in as a fresher option than the Juve man.

Will Kulusevski’s move be made permanent?

Almost certainly. Tottenham have the option to make the move for their loanee forward permanent either this summer or next, and it is expected that they will take the chance this summer and ensure that he remains in north London for the foreseeable future.

And it is easy to see why, with the 22-year-old having grabbed 3 goals and 6 assists since joining alongside Rodrigo Bentancur on deadline day. It is a move that will certainly please Conte and the Tottenham faithful, with him already having become a fan favourite.

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This article was edited by
Josh Barker.

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Premier League table

# Team PM D P
one Manchester City 3. 4 63 83
two Liverpool F.C. 3. 4 64 82
3 Chelsea F.C. 33 40 66
4 Arsenal F.C. 33 12 60
5 Tottenham Hotspur 33 18 58
6 Man Utd 35 two 55
7 West Ham United 3. 4 8 52
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3. 4 one 49
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 35 -8 44
10 Newcastle United 35 -16 43
eleven leicester city 32 -4 42
12 Crystal Palace 3. 4 3 41
13 Aston-Villa 33 -two 40
14 Brentford F.C. 3. 4 -8 40
fifteen Southampton F.C. 35 -17 40
16 Burnley F.C. 3. 4 -fifteen 3. 4
17 Leeds United 3. 4 -3. 4 3. 4
18 Everton F.C. 32 -twenty-one 29
19 Watford F.C. 3. 4 -37 22
twenty Norwich City 3. 4 -49 twenty-one
player Team goals
Salah, Muhammad Liverpool F.C. 22
Son Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 19
Ronaldo, Christian Man Utd 17
Jota, Diogo Liverpool F.C. fifteen
mane, sadio Liverpool F.C. 14
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 13
Tony, Ivan Brentford F.C. 12
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 12
DeBruyne, Kevin Manchester City eleven
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal F.C. eleven
Mahrez, Riyadh Manchester City eleven
Mount, Mason Chelsea F.C. 10
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 10
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford F.C. 10
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 10
Sterling, Rahem Manchester City 10
raphinha Leeds United 10
Vardy, Jamie leicester city 10
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal F.C. 10
Fernandes, Bruno Man Utd 9

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