Analysis: Three Tottenham players who can inspire win against CSKA Moscow
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham host CSKA Moscow at Wembley in the Champions League on Wednesday in a clash which sees third take on fourth in the group.
A victory or a draw for Spurs will ensure their progression to the Europe League knockout stages, while CSKA are in need of a win.
Here, Football Insider analyses the three Tottenham players who will be key to the north London club picking up a vital three points in Europe:
The 24-year-old has been in a rich vein of form for Tottenham this season with five assists and six goals in 16 fixtures.
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He bagged an assist and a goal in Saturday’s 5-0 mauling of Swansea and could be given the nod to start upfront with Harry Kane only recently returning to full fitness.
Leonid Slutsky’s side have conceded eight goals from five fixtures in Europe this campaign and the high energy and work rate of Son could cause further problems to the back four.
The England international has struggled to hit the same form as he did last season, which saw him named the PFA Young Player of the Year.
However, a match against CSKA could present the perfect opportunity to recapture the impressive form.
The young starlet still possesses the ability to play killer through balls and strike thundering shots and he could increase his three goal and three assist tally against the Russian outfit.
Centre-back Vertonghen has manned the back four alongside Eric Dier with Toby Alderweireld suffering an injury in October.
Vertonghen will be key to ensuring his side a clean sheet against attackers Lacina Traore and Zoran Tosic.
Additionally, he will be vital to making sure his side can control the game at the back, leaving his attackers with more freedom and less work to do.
In other Tottenham team news, this Spurs side can sweep CSKA away.