Three Tottenham players with a point to prove against Monaco - including Carroll and Townsend

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Spurs meet the Ligue 1 club at the Stade Louis II on Thursday night.

Tottenham Hotspur line-up against Monaco later today hoping to build upon their previous Europa League victory over Qarabag.

The French side will prove tougher opposition but are much weakened from the team that reached the Champions League quarter-finals last year, and Spurs will be confident of making it six points from six.

As is customary, Mauricio Pochettino will ring the changes to his team and we’ve identified three players who have a point to prove, if selected.

Tom Carroll

The diminutive midfielder has had a mixed start to the season and performed well in his first start against Qarabag, only to struggle the following week in the League Cup loss to Arsenal.

Tonight will be another opportunity for him to prove he can take games by the scruff of the neck and dictate play – and will help determine whether he can ever be anything other than a rotation player for Spurs.

Clinton N’Jie

Heung-Min Son’s injury has all but guaranteed N’Jie will be handed his first start, and Spurs fans will be eager to see what he can produce over 90 minutes.

His recent cameos have been promising and tonight is a chance for him to prove that the untimely loss of the South Korean will not be too damaging for the Lilywhites.

Andros Townsend

Townsend’s first appearance of the season against Sunderland was a game-changer and helped Pochettino’s men snatch victory late on, but he has since failed to deliver.

He was subsequently handed starts against Qarabag and Arsenal, but was quiet in both games and currently resides near the bottom of the pecking order of Tottenham’s attacking midfielders.

Son’s absence means there is one less body vying for game time and Townsend must seize this opportunity to make a statement.

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