These three Tottenham Hotspur players have points to prove against Anderlecht

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Tottenham Hotspur take on Anderlecht in the Europa League later this evening.

We take a look at three Tottenham Hotspur players with points to prove in their Europa League match against Anderlecht later this evening. 

Clinton Njie

The summer signing has made most of his appearances for Spurs as a substitute so far, but he could be handed a starting role against Anderlecht.

With Harry Kane set to be rested, Njie looks the most likely candidate to start up-front, and he will want to show that he is ready for a more prominent role.

So far the former Lyon man has looked bright and energetic, but there are still doubts over whether he is ready to play 90 minutes on a regular basis. 

Njie is still adapting to the English game, but this is a great opportunity for him to stake a claim for spot in Pochettino's starting line-up. 

Andros Townsend

With Nacer Chadli and Heung-Min Son out injured, Townsend has a chance to force his way into the Tottenham team. 

The England international has been used sparingly by Pochettino to date this term, but he will be keen to prove that he still has a part to play.

An impressive display in Belgian will aid his cause, and he is under serious pressure to start performing soon, otherwise he may find himself way down the pecking order when everyone returns to fitness. 

Kieran Trippier

Trippier is yet to make a Premier League appearance for Spurs since signing in the summer, but he has played in every minute of their European campaign to date.

Kyle Walker is Spurs' first-choice right-back at the moment, but his place in the team is hardly locked down and Trippier may feel that there is an opening if he can play well.

The former Burnley man's initial performances in a Tottenham shirt have been steady, but he will need to have a more noticeable impact if he is to give Pochettino a selection dilemma for future matches.

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