Former Nottingham Forest defender Gregor Robertson believes that it is only a matter of time before Brennan Johnson replaces Richarlison in Tottenham’s starting eleven.

Ange Postecoglou has started Richarlison on the left in the past few Premier League games and the Brazilian has delivered a few tidy displays, even though he has got on the scoresheet just once so far this season.

Johnson has started just one game for Tottenham since his big-money move from Forest in the summer, with the pacy winger missing a couple of matches due to a hamstring problem.

The 22-year-old made an instant impact after replacing Richarlison on 64 minutes at Selhurst Park, setting up Son Heung-min for Tottenham’s second.

The Wales international headed a cross-field pass from Pedro Porro onto James Maddison’s path before continuing his run into the box receiving the ball and finding Son just a few yards in front of the goal.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 23: Richarlison of Tottenham Hotspur and Joao Palhinha of Fulham FC during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 23, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

Should Johnson replace Richarlison at Spurs?

Robertson believes that we will see Johnson coming into Postecogluo’s starting eleven soon and remarked that it would be difficult for Richarlison to get much game time, given that Tottenham have no European football this season.

The pundit said on The Game Football Podcast: “The only question mark is that Brennan Johnson will get into that starting XI soon, and I think Richarlison needs to do something. 

“There’s more competition, there’s no European football, they’re out of the first cup and they’d probably be happy to go out of the second cup if they keep up this form.”

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I have a feeling that Postecoglou would start with Ricaharlison once again for the clash against Chelsea and use Johnson as an impact substitute off the bench. 

The Brazilian has certainly not been terrible on the left. In fact, I thought he had quite a good game against Fulham and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

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