Duo return as Mourinho makes 3 changes | Expected Tottenham line-up vs Olympiacos
Tottenham entertain Olympiacos in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Here is the side we think Jose Mourinho will select for the game:
Jose Mourinho will take charge of his first Champions League game as Tottenham manager when they entertain Olympiacos on Tuesday night. Here is the side we think Mourinho will select for the game:
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris is still recovering from a dislocated elbow while Michel Vorm is also out with a calf strain so Paulo Gazzaniga will once again start between the sticks tomorrow.
Defence: Tottenham have been boosted by the return of Jan Vertonghen as he’s recovered from a hamstring injury. Davinson Sanchez is the man expected to make way if Mourinho recalls Vertonghen as Toby Alderweireld should keep his place in the back four.
Serge Aurier is also likely to start once again at right-back with Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth missing out. However, Mourinho will be forced into a change at left-back as Ben Davies has been ruled out after picking up a knock at the weekend so Danny Rose is set for a recall.
Midfield: Eric Dier fell out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino but he could be set for a run in the Tottenham team as Mourinho is a fan and started him in midfield against West Ham at the weekend.
Tanguy Ndombele is back in contention after recovering from a groin injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks. If the Frenchman is given a recall against Olympiacos then Harry Winks may drop to the bench.
Moussa Sissoko lost his place in the Tottenham starting eleven in Mourinho’s first game in charge so he’ll be hoping to feature tomorrow night, however, I think he’ll have to once again settle for a place among the substitutes.
Attack: Dele Alli was back in form at the weekend and big things are expected of the youngster now that he’s over his injury problems and full of confidence again. Therefore, I expect Alli to retain his place in the advanced midfield role tomorrow meaning Christian Eriksen may have to make-do with a place on the bench.
Giovanni Lo Celso is pushing for a recall but I wouldn’t be surprised if he was also named among the subs with Lucas Moura keeping his place in the Spurs attack tomorrow.
Hueng-min Son should also support Harry Kane in the front three but Erik Lamela remains out with a thigh injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks.
Here is how I expect Tottenham to line-up:
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