Picking the Best Potential Tottenham Lineup to Face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League

Picking the Best Potential Tottenham Lineup to Face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur will aim to maintain a relatively good start to the Premier League with a win in their opening Champions League Group H fixture against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday evening.


Mauricio Pochettino's men will be confident after winning 3-0 away at Everton on Saturday, but face tough opponents in Borussia Dortmund - who beat them 5-1 on aggregate last time they met in Europe.

Goalkeeper

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​Backup 'keeper Michel Vorm may make a rare appearance, but Hugo Lloris is expected to start in goal given the stature of Spurs' opposition.

Defence

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  • Sánchez
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  • Vertonghen
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​Spurs' new first choice back line of Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sánchez and Jan Vertonghen were impressive against Everton and the side have only conceded just three times in four Premier League games, with two of those coming against Chelsea.


Manager Pochettino should keep the same defence which faced Everton for the game against Dortmund on Saturday and particular focus will be on how 21-year-old Sánchez can deal with the German side's 124-goal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Midfield

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  • Dier
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​Victor Wanyama is still out injured, but Mousa Dembélé is set to return to the starting lineup after starting on the bench on Saturday.


New right-wing back Serge Aurier is lacking match fitness after falling out of favour at previous club Paris Saint-Germain, but could feature on the bench for the North London side.

Forwards

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  • Kane
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​August is over and therefore striker Harry Kane is on fire once again, with the frontman scoring twice against Everton and seemingly on his way back to his best form.


Christian Eriksen will sit just behind the England striker in attack, but there is no place for Dele Alli, as many Spurs fans may have forgotten, who received a red card and three game suspension for his nasty challenge against Genk in the Europa League last season. 


Moussa Sissoko will likely come in in his place as he impressed against the Toffees and Son Heung-min hasn't yet hit the group running this season. 

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