TOTTENHAM could be without two new signings for their Premier League opener at home to Saints on Saturday.

Brazilian striker Richarlison must wait to make his Spurs debut after he was last month handed a one-match suspension.

The 25-year-old was banned for an incident with former club Everton, where he threw a smoke flare into the stands after it was hurled onto the pitch.

Boss Antonio Conte will also have to check on former Brighton star Yves Bissouma’s fitness due to a minor hamstring issue, following his summer move to London.

Daily Echo: Yves Bissouma (Pic: PA)Yves Bissouma (Pic: PA)

Conte is also without Oliver Skipp (heel), while Sergio Reguilon, Harry Winks, Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso are unlikely to feature, with the foursome not part of the Italian’s current plans.

“I think we’re going in the right direction but you know very well you need to have a bit of patience,” Conte said.

“We know that in England it is difficult to fight to win but we want to try to be competitive, to try to improve on last season and this is our target.

“If you ask me about City or Liverpool, my answer is we are talking about two of the best clubs in the world that are working with the same coaches for seven years.”

Tottenham provisional squad: Lloris, Forster, Austin, Doherty, Emerson, Spence, Dier, Lenglet, Romero, Sanchez, Tanganga, Davies, Perisic, Sessegnon, Bissouma, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Sarr, White, Kulusevski, Gil, Moura, Son, Kane.

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