Tottenham duo Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski in contention for starts in Leeds clash

Tottenham duo Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski in contention for starts in Leeds clash

Antonio Conte has confirmed that Tottenham duo Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski are both in contention to start against Leeds on Saturday.

Richarlison returned off the bench in Wednesday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat at Nottingham Forest after almost four weeks out with a calf injury.

After his comeback against Liverpool last weekend, Kulusevski was again used as a second-half substitute as he returns to full fitness.

Both Richarlison and Kulusevski came on after 59 minutes against Forest and Conte hopes both will be fit to line up against Leeds on Saturday.

Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are both back in action for Tottenham after injury (Getty Images)
Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are both back in action for Tottenham after injury (Getty Images)

Spurs need a win this weekend to lift spirits ahead of the World Cup and the return of that key attacking duo is a major boost for Conte.

“Good news,” the Spurs head coach said. “I liked the way Richarlison came in and the effort he made showed he has recovered. The same for Deki [Kulusevski] and I hope to have them to start on Saturday.

“To pick them in the starting XI would be great for us, because it is an important game on Saturday.

“If we finished this cycle with qualification in the Champions League and a good position in the table it would be in my opinion really good.”