Spurs go into their second Champions League group stage match at Wembley in a decent position in the group following a goalless draw with Wednesdays’ opponents Bayer Leverkusen last time out on matchday three.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will be looking to get back to winning ways, having not had that winning feeling since the start of October in the win over Manchester City. However, Spurs have not scored a goal from open play since October 15, and this will surely have to change if they are to secure all three points against Bayer Leverkusen.
Toby Alderweireld remains out, but could make his return in the North London derby on Sunday. Harry Kane’s recovery is going well, but the striker will not feature at Wembley. Erik Lamela is a doubt with the same illness he missed the game against Leicester with. Here is the Spurs predicted line-up to face Bayern Leverkusen.
GK: Hugo Lloris
The Frenchman couldn’t quite keep out Musa’s second half attempt against Leicester on Saturday, but has been in great form. His save in the return fixture a couple of weeks ago was world-class, and a clean sheet here would go a long way if we are to beat Leverkusen at Wembley
RB: Kyle Walker
Although we were not able to take all three points away from Saturday’s Premier League fixture with Leicester, Walker put in another top quality performance. He showed us all why he is first choice for Spurs and for the national team. He should start here.
CB: Eric Dier
Dier has played in three positions for Spurs. Right-back, centre-back and defensive midfield. He has shown what a versatile player he is, and has done a good job filling in for the injured Toby Alderweireld. With the Belgian not quite ready to return, I expect Dier to play again.
CB: Jan Vertonghen
With the outstanding performances of Toby Alderweireld this season, the defensive ability of Vertonghen has gone fairly unnoticed. Since Alderweireld has been out, Vertonghen has really stepped up and played really well against Leicester at the weekend. More of the same on Wednesday night please.
LB: Danny Rose
Rose has looked good in a slightly injury interrupted season, and put in another good shift against Leicester on Saturday. I think Rose will start again here and I would like to see him bombing down that left side and getting dangerous crosses into the box towards the likes of Janssen.
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