Tottenham boss Antonio Conte confirms incomings but says fringe player will stay

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte confirms incomings but says fringe player will stay

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Despite a draw between Tottenham and Southampton, Spurs are a side very much on the up under new boss Antonio Conte.

The Italian has become the first Tottenham manager to go through his first seven Premier League matches unbeaten, although he was unable to get his side through the Europa Conference League group stages in a COVID-affected finale.

And while they remain sixth for now, should they win their postponed games against Leicester City and Brighton and Hove Albion, they will find themselves back into the top 4, and well in the hunt for a Champions League spot.

However, focus now turns to January, with a game on New Year’s Day against Watford at Vicarage Road, and a potentially busy transfer window to follow.

Conte confirms incomings

Speaking ahead of the clash with the Hornets, Conte confirmed that he will be looking to make signings in the January window, fanning the flames of transfer speculation that have been building for the last weeks.

The Italian revealed:

“For sure we need to improve the quality of the squad. I was sure after 7 days, 10 days, 2 weeks and then I make the evaluation who are the players I can count on.”

One man who will not be departing, however, is Harry Winks. Conte has developed a liking for the midfielder, who was previously a fringe option, and has started him in two of his last three Premier League clashes.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 20 39 50
2 Chelsea FC 20 29 42
3 Liverpool FC 19 34 41
4 Arsenal FC 19 9 35
5 West Ham United 19 9 31
6 Tottenham Hotspur 17 2 30
7 Manchester United 17 2 28
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 -1 25
9 Leicester City 18 -2 25
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 18 -1 24
11 Crystal Palace 19 0 23
12 Aston Villa 18 -4 22
13 Southampton FC 19 -9 21
14 Brentford FC 18 -4 20
15 Everton FC 17 -8 19
16 Leeds United 18 -18 16
17 Watford FC 17 -13 13
18 Burnley FC 15 -7 11
19 Newcastle United 19 -23 11
20 Norwich City 19 -34 10
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 7
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 6
Jorginho Chelsea FC 6
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 5
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5

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