Conte confirms defensive blow & provides update on Ndombele's future

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has, on Friday afternoon, provided an update on the wellbeing of his squad, ahead of this weekend’s fast-approaching North London Derby.

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One of two marquee fixtures in the Premier League this weekend is of course set to play out on Sunday evening.

After Manchester City and Chelsea go head to head on Saturday afternoon, the aforementioned Tottenham will play host to Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, in the latest edition of the North London Derby.

Obvious rivalries aside, the clash marks a crucial one when it comes to the top-4 race in the English top-flight, with Spurs aware that a victory would see them climb clear of Arsenal into 5th, whilst boasting a hefty pair of games in hand.

Such a result, though, would require a bounce-back display on the part of Antonio Conte’s troops, with the Lilywhites fresh off the back of seeing their silverware hopes for the campaign dealt a hefty blow, owing to a Carabao Cup semi-final exit at the hands of Chelsea.

Dier ruled out/Ndombele latest

As such, it goes without saying that Conte will be hopeful of having as many of his key performers as possible fit and available to feature from the off on Sunday.

One such player set to miss out, however, comes in the form of Eric Dier.

Speaking in a pre-match press conference this afternoon, Spurs’ boss confirmed that English international Dier, amid a stellar…


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