Tottenham have the opportunity to take a major step towards qualifying from their Champions League group when they host Eintracht Frankfurt on matchday four.
They earned a good victory at Brighton in the Premier League over the weekend, 1-0 thanks to Harry Kane’s winner, and will likely be in confident mood when they face the reigning Europa League winners.
Here’s who Antonio Conte could select to take on the Bundesliga side, with Spurs having collected just four points from their opening three group games.
GK: Hugo Lloris – Tottenham probably signalled their intent to start Hugo Lloris every game when they signed Fraser Forster as their backup goalkeeper.
CB: Cristian Romero – Probably Spurs’ most reliable centre back, Romero only knows one way – all guns blazing.
CB: Eric Dier – The 28-year-old is in a good place right now and there’s no reason to expect him to not continue in the side.
CB: Clement Lenglet – The Barcelona loanee has impressed since coming into the side for the injured Ben Davies, to the surprise of, well, everyone.
RWB: Emerson Royal – Even great managers have weird soft spots for players who are a bit rubbish. Emerson is clearly Conte’s.
CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – It’s becoming hard to imagine Tottenham’s midfield not having Bentancur patrolling around.
CM: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Has held off the challenge of Yves Bissouma so far so he’s clearly doing something that Conte likes.
LWB: Ivan Perisic – It’s a toss up between Perisic and Ryan Sessegnon for a starting berth on the left, but the Croatian’s greater European experience could win out given Frankfurt’s pedigree.
RF: Richarlison – Has certainly thrown himself into the role of deputising for the injured Dejan Kulusevski
CF: Harry Kane – A minor injury concern, but Harry Kane is not the type to miss a Champions league match over a slight knock.
LF: Son Heung-min – Back in form and he has a pretty good record against Bundesliga teams – the league he arrived at Spurs from, don’t forget.