Tottenhams potential line-up under Antonio Conte with new style expected

Daniel Levy has wasted no time in appointing the successor to Nuno Espirito Santo with Antonio Conte confirmed as the new manager of Tottenham on Tuesday afternoon.

The Italian has penned a £290k-a-week deal at Spurs until the end of the 2023 season having won the domestic title at each of his three previous clubs.

Conte snubbed an approach from Tottenham in the summer, claiming it would be too soon to take the reins in London having only just departed Inter Milan.

But less than five months later, the 52-year-old is back in management, having also been rumoured as a potential replacement for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.

A known advocate of a five-man defence, one of the first things Conte will look to address is Spurs' leaky backline.

Sitting eighth in the table, Tottenham have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last seven Premier League matches.

The Italian built title-winning sides in both Italy and England using a five at the back with three-central defenders and two wing-backs the hallmarks of a typical Conte team.

Daily Star Sport Investigates how Tottenham could line-up after his appointment.

Despite utilising a 3-5-2 during his time at Inter Milan, Conte could revert back to the formation Chelsea occupied during his title-winning season.

Without the little and large combination of Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez, a 3-4-3 makes much more sense – especially due to Spurs' strength on the flanks.

Harry Kane obviously leads the line with support from Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura while Steven Bergwijn is an option from the bench.

N'golo Kante and Cesc Fabregas were deployed at the heart of midfield for the main part of Conte's time at Chelsea with the Italian tasking Kante to be the ball-winning midfielder and Fabregas the playmaker.

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Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Giovanni Lo Celso could be utilised similarly at Spurs, although the former Inter boss may want to bring in a more rounded midfielder to partner Hojbjerg.

Eric Dier, Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez sit at the heart of the new Tottenham defence with Emerson Royal and Sergio Reguilon the advancing full-backs.

Veteran goalkeeper Hugo Loris maintains his place in between the sticks.

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