Alli starts, Ndombele on the bench – Possible Tottenham starting XI vs...

Alli starts, Ndombele on the bench – Possible Tottenham starting XI vs Antwerp

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Tottenham play their final Europa League game before Christmas when they host Royal Antwerp of Belgium on Thursday.

The Spurs boss confirmed in his pre-match press conference that he’ll be without Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela, whilst Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will be given a well-deserved rest.

Mourinho’s teams in Europe have become quite straightforward to predict, so with that in mind, we believe there will be 10 changes from the victory in the north London derby.

Joe Hart should return despite his poor performance against LASK last Thursday – with Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Japhet Tanganga and Ben Davies all earning recalls in what is quickly becoming a back-four we’ve been accustomed to see in the Europa League.

In midfield, we believe that Giovani Lo Celso will be the only survivor from Sunday, whilst Harry Winks should start despite being an unused substitute in Austria.

Dele Alli might also be handed a rare start, his first since the 4-0 win over Ludogorets, supporting Lucas Moura, Gareth Bale and Carlos Vinicius in attack for Spurs.

Here’s our predicted XI to face Antwerp – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.

Hart, Doherty, Sanchez, Tanganga, Davies, Winks, Lo Celso, Lucas, Alli, Bale, Vinicius.

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