By Emma Sanders
Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are over but a draw in their clash against CSKA Moscow on Wednesday evening will secure a position in the Europa League so Mauricio Pochettino is likely to name a relatively strong squad.
However, he should make a few changes to rotate his squad and Harry Kane might sit out, meaning Son Heung-Min, who also started in the 5-0 victory against Swansea on Saturday, could start up front.
Harry Winks could also earn a re-call, along with John Onomah and Moussa Sissoko.
The trio are likely to come in for big guns Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Kane but other key men Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama might retain their places.
Toby Alderweireld’s return has still not been confirmed, though it is imminent, and Ben Davies, Vincent Janssen and Erik Lamela are still injured so none of those four are expected to feature.
Danny Rose and Kyle Walker could retain their places at full-back, alongside the centre-back pairing of Eric Dier and Vertonghen to ensure consistency in defence.
Hugo Loris is expected to start in goal, too, while Wanyama could line up in midfield alongside youngster Winks.
Alli, who was instrumental during Tottenham’s victory on Saturday, is expected to start in a front three behind Heung-Min which could also included Onomah and Sissoko.
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