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Those teams: Son Heung-min has been dropped to the Tottenham bench, making way for Dejan Kulusevski in one of four changes to the Tottenham side that started against Sporting in midweek. Ben Davies, Emerson Royal and Cristian Romero are also out, with Davinson Sanchez, Clement Lenglet and Ryan Sessegnon coming in.

Brendan Rodgers makes three changes to the side that lost against Brighton last time out. |Belgian defender Wout Faes makes his debut for the club, while Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Desbury Hall also start. Luke Thomas, Boubakary Soumare and Kelechi Iheanacho all drop to the bench.

Tottenham fans arrive at the stadium
Someone’s going to be disappointed. Photograph: Javier García/REX/Shutterstock

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Lenglet, Perisic, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Richarlison, Kane.

Subs: Doherty, Skipp, Son, Gil Salvatierra, Emerson, Romero, Forster, Tanganga, Bissouma.

Leicester City: Ward, Castagne, Faes, Evans, Justin, Ndidi, Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes, Daka.

Subs: Vardy, Albrighton, Iheanacho, Perez, Amartey, Praet, Iversen, Thomas, Soumare.

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham fans make their way to the stadiumahead of this evening’s game. Photograph: John Walton/PA

This weekend in the Premier League: As well as flying flags at half-mast in tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, a minute’s silence will be observed at White Hart Lane before a rendition of the National Anthem. Wearing black armbands, players will be led out by their managers, while crowds will be asked to applaud through the 70th minute.

Early team news

Lucas Moura appears to be Tottenham’s only absentee through injury and remains sidelined with a tendon injury. While nobody likes to see an unhappy Heung-min Son, the clamour for the out-of-sorts South Korean striker to be dropped has intensified in recent games but Conte may keep faith in last year’s joint Golden Boot winner, even if it means restricting the in-form Dejan Kulusevski to an appearance off the bench again.

Leicester also have an almost fully fit if not firing squad, with long term absentees Ryan Bertrand and Ricardo Pereira their only confirmed absentees. Dropped to the bench for their most recent game against Brighton, Jamie Vardy will be hoping to start ahead of Patson Daka or Kelechi Iheanacho.

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City

Bottom of the table with just one point to their name, Leicester City travel to White Hart Lane with their manager Brendan Rodgers under immense pressure ahead of the international break. His side face a Tottenham team that has been blowing hot and cold this season, even if they have been picking up positive results their performances occasionally do not merit.

With four league wins to their name already this season, Spurs are white-hot favourites to make it seven games out of seven unbeaten in the current campaign but their manager Antonio Conte will surely be satisfied with little else but outright victory. Kick-off is at 5.30pm (BST) but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.



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