Tottenham travel to Belgrade this evening looking to take a giant step towards the knockout stages of the Champions League with victory over Red Star – and Mauricio Pochettino has some major decisions to make in regards to his starting line-up.
Hugo Lloris remains out with a dislocated shoulder, whilst Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela are sidelined with their respective hamstring problems. Serge Aurier, Kyle Walker-Peters, Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama also didn’t travel to the Serbian capital and will play miss out.
Pochettino has to decide whether to recall Danny Rose after he was suspended at Everton on Sunday, or stick with Ben Davies, who captained the side and produced a typically stern display at Goodison Park.
At right-back, Juan Foyth is expected to make just his second start of the campaign, whilst Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld will keep their places at the heart of the Spurs defence.
Moving forward, Christian Eriksen is likely to drop to the bench after he was heavily criticised for his performance on Merseyside, meaning Giovani Lo Celso could finally make his full Tottenham debut, just ahead of the ever-reliable Moussa Sissoko and improving Tanguy Ndombele.
In attack, Dele Alli will start just behind the front two of Harry Kane, who is fit and available after illness and Heung Min Son, although his inclusion will depend on whether he’s in the right frame of mind to feature after Sunday’s incident. Should he not, then Lucas Moura will be given another opportunity to impress.
Here’s our predicted XI to face Red Star Belgrade– what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.
Tottenham: Gazzaniga, Foyth, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lo Celso, Alli, Son, Kane.