Tottenham have opened talks with Ryan Sessegnon over a new contract, Football Insider understands. The 21-year-old has finally started to live up to his billing since the turn of the year and justify the £25million Spurs spent on him in 2019. A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Antonio Conte has made it clear to the club hierarchy he believes Sessegnon is a ”huge” talent who can develop into a bona fide Premier League star.
Arsenal have had to settle for fifth place on the Premier League table for a few days at least after their failure to regain fourth spot from North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the race to qualify for Champions League football next season.
The Gunners began last weekend in fourth position and with a three-point cushion over Tottenham Hotspur who were in fifth position. At that point, Arsenal had played a game less than Spurs who were the first team to play last weekend. Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to beat Newcastle United 5-1 at home on Sunday to move above Arsenal into fourth spot ahead of their tricky trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Monday night in a London Derby clash.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has delivered the injury update on his team ahead of their visit to face Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. The Italian tactician provided on the health of his team in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday ahead of the Brighton game scheduled to take place on Wednesday night. The game should have taken place in the first half of the season, but it had to be rescheduled due to Covid-19 in the Tottenham Hotspur squad.
The Tottenham Hotspur duo of Oliver Skipp and JaphetTanganga will miss the visit of Everton in the Premier League due to injury. The two players have been missing in action for Spurs since the end of January.
Skipp was a regular in the Tottenham Hotspur starting XI before he picked up a groin injury on the back of his return from a season-long loan spell at Norwich City. The young Tottenham Hotspur midfielder spent the whole of last season on loan at Norwich City and he was an important player as they sealed Premier League promotion by winning the English Championship.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte will continue his job at the club even though his future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is already looking uncertain less than five months since taking over. Following an embarrassing 1-0 loss against Burnley in the Premier League, Conte, in his post-match reaction, made a couple of comments that suggested that he was already getting dissatisfied with life at the club already. Conte mentioned a couple of things in that post-match interview, including that even though he was brought in to be the messiah and turn things around at the club, things have not been going the way he wants.
Tottenham Hotspur officials have been angered by the postponement request made by Arsenal ahead of the North London Derby encounter between the two teams in the Premier League. The Gunners made the request to postpone the game due to a lack of first team players and the request was granted by the Premier League board who met on Saturday to discuss the request.
North London club Tottenham Hotspur are now unbeaten in seven Premier League games under new manager Antonio Conte. They are one of the few teams who have not tasted defeat in the last six Premier League games. Spurs have shown signs of improvement under Conte since his appointment last month and they are now unbeaten in all the seven league matches under his watch after the 1-1 away draw against Southampton earlier this week.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is a man looking for his form in front of goal after the Englishman failed to find the back of the net againduring the Premier League win over newly promoted side Brentford on Thursday night.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has a huge decision to make about his future at the end of the season as he is currently being linked with a host of top clubs in England.
Tottenham Hotspur will be without the defensive duo of Ryan Sessegnon andMatt Doherty for the London Derby clash with home team West Ham United in the Premier League. The match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United is one of the biggest on the football calendar for the two teams and the first of their two league meetings for this season will take place at the London Stadium later this weekend.