Tottenham Hotspur take on Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday, with Spurs’ exploits abroad currently papering over their fluctuating domestic form.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side earned a much needed three points last weekend, winning 2-1 away to Hull City courtesy of a last-gasp strike from Christian Eriksen. But there is still a long way for them to go and they will want to build momentum when they host Partizan in their fifth match in Group C.
Thursday’s visitors are having a group-stage to forget after picking up just a single point to date and Tottenham will be quietly confident of adding to the eight points that see them top of the pile as things stand.
That said, Partizan did hold Tottenham to a 0-0 draw back in September so Pochettino will know he will not have everything his own way.
With a number of players currently nursing injuries or recently returning to training, below is the side we expect to turn out for Tottenham on Thursday.
Predicted Tottenham starting line-up: Vorm, Naughton, Chiriches, Vertonghen, Davies, Stambouli, Dembele, Townsend, Eriksen, Soldado, Kane