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It’s Tottenham’s opening group game of the Champions League tomorrow and Mauricio Pochettino needs to pick a side that can get off to a good start against Monaco.

While Monaco were defeated 4-1 at White Hart Lane last season by a second-string Spurs team, we think Pochettino will pick a strong side, as he looks to claim three points at Wembley and get off to a flyer.

Hugo Lloris will make his second start since returning from injury. The back four will feature Ben Davies deputising for Danny Rose and we expect that Pochettino will resist the temptation to rotate further.

The midfield should see the long-awaited return of Mousa Dembele, who we’d pair with last season’s partner Eric Dier. Further forward there is a decision to make, choosing three from Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Heung-Min Son to play behind Harry Kane.

Heres our Tottenham team to face Monaco. What’s yours?

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  1. Tony Borg are you on drugs? why mess up the partnership of Alderweireld Vertongen when Davies can play there. Son is in form why leave him out .

    Lloris

    Walker Aderweireld Vertongen Davies
    Dier Dembele
    Son Eriksen
    Alli
    Kane

  2. Lloris
    Trippier. Alderwiereld, Wimmer, Vertonghen
    Dier Dembele
    Son, Alli, Sissoko
    Kane

    — 3 attacking midfielders rotating, and Vertonghen out on left back where he started his Spurs career and played his best football for us and does so for his country, with his powerful runs forward.
    I pick Sissoko for no reason other than to give him a chance I doubt he can foul or lose the ball as often as Lamela does.

  3. Would like to see poch give tripper game he has much better positioning on a large pitch. Other than that team is pretty much straightforward

  4. Lloris
    Walker alderwierld wimmer davis…… Vertonghen is a complete liability and has poor positioning.
    Wanyama dembele…. Dier is quality but he’s not been playing to expectation as yet but will soon.
    Son Ali sissoko… Eriksen has blinded many spurs fans but not me he goes missing and not effective when really need…oh and Stoke isn’t a quality performance because they’re a terrible team.
    Lamely gradually getting better but never a starter for me.
    Kane…. Jansen to come off the bench only because Harry is the reason why we are at this great stage …. Coys hid army till I die…..

  5. Play the same team which started and beat Stoke 4-0
    And the Subs . Dembelle- N’Kouda -Janssen-Sissoko-Lamela-Wimmer-Vorm
    Our manager will then have the winning team ,and plan B if needed..
    Brian E.

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  6. It’ll never happen but:
    Vorm (earned it);
    Tripp, Alder, Wimm, Dave; (need a good cob blowing)
    Dier, Dembers; (Familiar partner for D’s first game back)
    Lam, Erik, Son;
    Kane

    Alli, Jan, Sissoko all need 20 mins each.

  7. Same team that beat stoke for me except switch big Victor for moussa, the forward runs he makes to open up space for the attacking 3 is invaluable and as son played such a blinder on Sat he deserves a start.
    Lamela is a brilliant player and very good impact sub if things need changing.
    If we are a goal or 2 up wanyama can come on to shore things up and maybe sissoko to play on the break.
    COYS! I CANNOT WAIT
    Wembley’s gonna be rocking!!!

  8. Walker Audi Vert Rosinio * Wimmer is unlucky . We had a great run with him in the team last season.
    Played some of our best football, too. Verts has seniority!
    Dier Dembele * Wanyama is a beast. But not yet refined enough in big, important games for
    me. Siso is new blood. This partnership ( D&D ) are established. Enough said.
    Eriksen Ali Son * Lamela could edge it on work-rate but, for me, not his biggest fan. Grafter,
    yes. Chief executioner, no. Concedes as much posession as he turns over.
    Kane In, my books, that’s breaking-even. It’s a close one but the viking boy, on
    his day, different gravy! (luckily i’m not manager)
    * Kane has sniffed the blood in the water and is due another big
    game soon. Jansen is mustard – just needs time. We know he’s got the
    plums for it. Enough said.

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