After a 5 year drought from Champions League football, Spurs fans can finally get excited about Wednesday nights again. Tonight, the Spurs boys play against a very intimidating AS Monaco, who are currently 1st in Ligue 1 and even managed to beat PSG 3-1 before the international break. Monaco are also looking very dangerous under the guidance of Portuguese manager Leonardo Jardim. The former Sporting CP manager also managed Eric Dier prior to moving to Spurs in 2014 and began shaping him into the player that he is today.
Radamel Falcao looks to be back to the form he was at during his time at Atletico Madrid before making the £52 million deal to take him to Monaco in July 2013 as he started firing in pre-season and Champions League qualifiers. Joao Moutinho, a former Spurs target who in his own words claimed that he was “minutes away from signing for Tottenham,” is also continuing his creative form with a goal and 2 assists so far this season for Monaco, as well as an 87% pass accuracy and an average of 1.1 key passes per game. Manchester United target Fabinho looks to be an intimidating force at right back, the 6 foot 1 inch tall has averaged 2.7 tackles per game.
Realistic Lineup 442
Fabinho Glik Jemerson Sidibe
Dirar Moutinho(C) Silva Germain
Going into Wembley tonight Spurs fans will have some renewed confidence with the recent announcements of Christian Eriksen and Eric Dier signing new, 5 year contracts. These announcements securing two of Spurs brightest midfielders should ensure that they have fewer worries going into the game tonight. Mousa Dembélé looks to be in training for tonights game after being banned for 10 premier league games, although this ban didn’t affect UCL games it is positive to see the box to box wizard back in training and looks likely to break back into the starting XI. After an impressive 4-0 thrashing vs Stoke, Heung-Min Son could provide serious competition for Erik Lamela at the staring right wing spot.
Realistic Lineup 4231
Walker Alderweireld Vertonghen Davies
Lamela Alli Eriksen