After another frustrating weekend where Tottenham were held to another draw, Mauricio Pochettino’s side must stay strong and get through the Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen this week. The Spurs managed just a point from their trip to Germany and will hope that they can take all three points from this game, as they are playing at home. Leverkusen are fresh from an important victory over Wolfsburg away from home and will be high on confidence going into this game. Pochettino will surely look to rotate his side but will have to send out a strong enough side to get anything from this game. A victory from either side can potentially take them to the top of the table in their group.
Here is the predicted lineup for the Spurs for this game at the White Hart Lane:
The manager will still be without the services of star players Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane both of who are a few days away from full fitness. Victor Wanyama will back in action after the ban he received for elbowing Harry Arter while Eric Lamela, who missed the game against Leicester City at the weekend, will undergo a late fitness test ahead of this game.
The first choice shot-stopper for Spurs, Lloris should keep his place in between the sticks for this game against Leverkusen.
The English right back has been superb for Spurs this season and he should start this game in a similar position for the Spurs.
Covering for the injured Alderweireld, Dier has been superb at the back for Spurs and will keep his place in the side for this game.
Leading the defense in the absence of the Belgian, Vertonghen has been solid at the back and should have a decent game if the Spurs are to take anything from this clash.
The first choice left-back for Spurs has also been electric this season and he should keep his place in the side after an impressive outing against the Foxes.
Coming back from a suspension, Wanyama will be raring to go and will try to add to the attack on the night for Spurs.
The Belgian is having his issues this season, but with no rugged options to play for, he is a sure starter for the side.
The Dane has not been at his best this campaign for Pochettino’s side but he is the creative head in the attack for them and should start this game.
The England international has been at the heart of the midfield for the side this season and he should start in a similar position for Spurs in this game.
The Korean international has been terrific recently for Spurs and he was also decent in the game against Leicester and should retain his place in the starting XI for the side.
The summer buy for the Spurs scored his first goal in the Premier League at the weekend against the Champions of England and that should warrant him a place in the Champions League game against Leverkusen.