Journalist Pete O’Rourke has suggested that Antonio Conte might have to rest the likes of Harry Kane and Eric Dier over the next few weeks, with matches coming thick and fast in October.

Tottenham have an extremely busy schedule coming up, with Lilywhites set to play eight matches over the next 24 days, starting with the Champions League clash against Eintracht Frankfurt.

The North Londoners have some tough games coming up in that period, including away trips to Brighton and Manchester United, and a home clash against Newcastle United.

Conte does have a much stronger squad at his disposal than he did last season, thanks to the signings that Spurs made in the summer but there are some injury absentees at the moment in the form of Dejan Kulusevski and Lucas Moura.

The Italian has rotated his squad over recent weeks but four players in the form of Hugo Lloris, Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, have started every single match so far.

O’Rourke has now opined that Conte faces big decisions on when to give those players a much-needed rest.

When asked about Kane and Dier, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “He’s (Conte) got a big decision to make over the next few weeks with such a busy schedule and for all Premier League clubs.

“There’s so many games to fit in, the Premier League and the Champions League before the World Cup in November, so I’m sure these players will need a rest. You can’t keep playing them because it will only lead to injuries.”

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The injuries to Moura and Kulusevski have ruled out any chance of Kane potentially being rested over the next few weeks. Besides, Spurs need six points in their two games against Frankfurt after their loss to Sporting Lisbon. So, I do not think Conte would have considered resting the England captain for those matches anyway.

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