[Image] Bale and Kane to start? – Predicted 4-2-3-1 Tottenham XI to face Ludogorets


Predicted Tottenham XI to face Ludogorets in the Europa League

Tottenham will be looking to take one step closer to securing a place in the knockouts as they welcome Ludogorets for the fourth Europa League group fixture of the season. Mourinho’s men have been in sublime form ever since the blip at Antwerp, with four wins on the trot.

Ludogorets, on the other hand, have had a mixed bag, with alternating wins and losses in the last 5 games. A Spurs win could be on the cards given the reverse fixture was pretty much dominated by Spurs and they are in really good form.

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Matt Doherty tested positive for COVID so he will remain in self-isolation. Erik Lamela continues his recovery and could be an absentee for this one. Harry Winks remains a doubt for this fixture after picking up an injury while on national duty.

Lastly, there is Toby Alderweireld, who suffered a knock in the last game and could face a spell on the sidelines.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld (2R) receives medical attention during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on November 21, 2020. (Photo by NEIL HALL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Probable Tottenham XI vs Ludogorets

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Hugo Lloris (GK)

The French custodian should retain his place for this one as a win would put Spurs on the cusp of qualification.

Ben Davies (LB)

Might deputise for Reguilon, who could be given the game off.

Japhet Tanganga (CB)

With Alderweireld out for the time being, Tanganga’s return couldn’t have come at a better time.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 05: Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham Hotspur reacts to Danny Ings of Southampton scoring his sides second goal during the FA Cup Fourth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on February 05, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Eric Dier (CB)

Slowly settling into his new role, Dier has done well at centre-back for his club as well as country.

Serge Aurier (RB)

With Doherty out for at least two weeks, Aurier looks set to play there for the time being.

Moussa Sissoko (DM)

The Frenchman has kept up his high energy displays for the side with his ability to press the opposition with constant running.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (L), Tottenham Hotspur’s Portuguese head coach Jose Mourinho (C), Tottenham Hotspur’s French midfielder Moussa Sissoko (2nd R) and Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane (R) walk off the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on November 21, 2020. – Tottenham won the game 2-0. (Photo by KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (DM)

The former Southampton man has easily been the most influential Spurs player since his arrival and just keeps producing the goods.

Tanguy Ndombele (CAM)

Will be tasked with providing some creativity in the final third as well as creating midfield overloads.

Lucas Moura (LW)

Should get a start for this one instead of coming on from the bench.

Gareth Bale (RW)

The Welsh wizard could be given this game to get some valuable minutes and come back into his stride.

Harry Kane (ST)

This season, Harry Kane has taken up playmaking and no one is complaining. Bagged another assist in the last game.

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