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ANTONIO CONTE hailed Richarlison for making Tottenham nastier – and could unleash the Brazilian in a fearsome front FOUR from the start of some matches.
Forward Richarlison, 25, joined Spurs from Everton in a £60million deal this summer.
His ability to get under opponents’ skin was seen as an attractive quality to Conte, who wanted to make his team more streetwise this season.
Richarlison was a complete nuisance to the Chelsea defence when making his debut as a second-half substitute in Sunday’s fiery 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.
His pest-like qualities helped Spurs battle back into the game, as Conte sprung a surprise by substituting Ryan Sessegnon for the forward, rather than Dejan Kulusevski or Son Heung-min.
It meant that Tottenham’s team were suddenly boasting Harry Kane, Son, Kulusevski AND Richarlison in an unexpected 4-2-4 for most of the second half.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s hosting of Wolves, Conte said: “For sure Richy is a player that made us focussed, nasty. He’s a player I like.