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Yves Bissouma out of Tottenham team against Portsmouth through injury

Yves Bissouma forced out of Tottenham starting line-up for FA Cup tie against Portsmouth after suffering injury in warm-up, with Oliver Skipp taking his place

  • Yves Bissouma was withdrawn from Tottenham’s starting line-up before kick-off
  • Oliver Skipp was chosen as Bissouma’s replacement minutes before kick off
  • Tottenham face League One side Portsmouth in the FA Cup third round
  • Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the latest updates from the FA Cup tie

Yves Bissouma was forced out of Tottenham’s starting line-up for their FA Cup third round tie against Portsmouth after sustaining an injury in the warm-up.

The Mali international had been named in Spurs team by Antonio Conte, but the Italian was forced to make a late change.

Bissouma sustained a knock during the warm-up, with Tottenham confirming his withdrawal from the match just minutes before kick-off.

Yves Bissouma was forced to withdraw from Tottenham’s starting line-up against Portsmouth

Bissouma had been recalled to the starting line-up having missed the midweek Premier League win over Crystal Palace through suspension. 

Oliver Skipp was named as the last replacement of Bissouma, with the English midfielder making his second successive start after featuring in the 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Skipp was preferred to Denmark international Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, who remained among the substitutes.

Oliver Skipp was added to Antonio Conte’s starting eleven following Bissouma’s injury

The change saw Tottenham line-up with a young central midfield pairing, with Skipp joining 20-year-old Senegal midfielder Pape Matar Sarr,

Sarr is making his first competitive start for Tottenham after joining the club back in 2021.

Academy graduate Romaine Mundle was added to the bench following Skipp’s late call up into the starting eleven.

Tottenham are hoping to avoid an upset against the managerless League One side to earn a place in the fourth round. 


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