Tottenham return to European action tomorrow when they travel to Bulgaria to face Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League second qualifying round.

Jose Mourinho spoke to the press earlier on Wednesday and admitted Japhet Tanganga (thigh) is his only absentee, although Serge Aurier is carrying a knock – with Giovani Lo Celso fit after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Mourinho confirmed that he’ll be leaving eight first-team players at home and Football.London revealed that two of those are Toby Alderweireld and Dele Alli.

We believe that Joe Hart will make his Spurs debut, whilst Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon could come into the starting XI in just two changes to the back-four from the Everton defeat – with both Eric Dier and right-back Matt Doherty keeping their places.

Tanguy Ndombele isn’t fit enough to start, meaning Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg could start once again alongside Moussa Sissoko, who’ll replace Harry Winks.

Moving forward, Lo Celso will start alongside a front-three of Erik Lamela, Steven Bergwijn and Harry Kane, who would captain the side in Hugo Lloris’ absence.

Predicted XI: Hart, Doherty, Sanchez, Dier, Sessegnon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Bergwijn, Lamela, Kane.




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