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[Image] Bale and Alli to start? – Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham XI to face Royal Antwerp

Tottenham's head coach Jose Mourinho reacts during a soccer match between Belgian club Royal Antwerp FC and English team Tottenham Hotspur FC, Thursday 29 October 2020 in Antwerp, on day two of the group phase (group J) of the UEFA Europa League competition. BELGA PHOTO LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ (Photo by LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

Predicted Tottenham XI to face Royal Antwerp in the Europa League

Tottenham take on Royal Antwerp in their final group game of the Europa League. The English side have all but qualified unless they lose and LASK win by drastic margins. Nevertheless, Spurs are unbeaten in their last 5 games and are fresh from dispatching Arsenal in the North London derby.

Royal Antwerp are also in good touch, winning 3 of their last 4 games. A win could send Spurs top of the group, which is something Mourinho would likely go for.

Team News

Not a lot of injury problems for Mourinho to deal with as Erik Lamela is the only player ruled out with a foot injury. Tanguy Ndombele remains a doubt but could end up playing a part in this game.

Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper Joe Hart saves a ball during the UEFA Europa League Group J football match between Linzer ASK and Tottenham Hotspur in Linz, on December 3, 2020. (Photo by VLADIMIR SIMICEK/AFP via Getty Images)

Probable Tottenham XI

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Joe Hart (GK)

Hart has been given the occasional Europa League game and could be given this one as well.

Ben Davies (LB)

Should come in place of Reguilon as a part of the rotation.

Japhet Tanganga (CB)

Likely to be given the nod ahead of Eric Dier but this one is a rather tricky pick.

Toby Alderweireld (CB)

While Davinson Sanchez would have featured, given the game’s importance, an experienced head like Alderweireld is necessary.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 13: Matt Doherty of Spurs during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 13, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Matty Doherty (RB)

Rested for the last game, he should be all clear to start this one.

Harry Winks (DM)

Controversial pick given that his performances have blown hot and cold but should play alright with Hojbjerg as his partner.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (DM)

Spurs’ best buy this season, the midfield destroyer has slotted seamlessly into the side and will be vital if they are to win this game and top the group.

Dele Alli (CAM)

Despite being out of favour, Alli has started to regain some form in the few chances he has gotten.

LINZ, AUSTRIA – DECEMBER 03: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur comes on for Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Europa League Group J stage match between LASK and Tottenham Hotspur at Linzer Stadion on December 03, 2020 in Linz, Austria. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Heung-Min Son (LW)

Son has slowly managed to rack up one goal after the other and become one of their most vital players this season.

Gareth Bale (RW)

Scored a penalty in his last game but still looks miles off colour. Needs to get back to full fitness and regain his edge.

Harry Kane (ST)

While Vinicius would have been a decent pick, a win is required. So Kane is likely to start this one out.

Written by Sourav Ghosh

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