Tottenham Hotspur are set to return to Champions League football in style on Wednesday night, with a Group E clash against Monaco at Wembley much anticipated.

The North London club have only played in the elite European competition once in its current format, but progressed to the quarter-finals in 2010-11 under Harry Redknapp.

Although Spurs are unbeaten this season to date, Mauricio Pochettino’s men were not at their best in their opening three Premier League games – but put that right against Stoke on Saturday.

A devastating performance from the visitors resulted in a commanding 4-0 victory and three invaluable Premier League points.

Looking ahead to Monaco, the English side will enter the clash knowing that they are more than good enough to beat the Ligue 1 outfit.

Two clashes in the Europa League last term returned four points for the North Londoners, including a 4-1 victory on home soil.

Pochettino has a number of key decisions to make in regards to personnel, but may well be tempted to play the same XI that was so impressive against Stoke.

Danny Rose is making good progress in his return from injury but the game is believed to have come too soon for the England international, with Ben Davies expected to continue at left-back.

Moussa Dembele is in contention to make his first appearance of the new campaign, but it may be that the Belgian is lacking match fitness and as such has to make do with a place among the substitutes.

In the final third, Son Heung-min’s stellar showing at the bet365 Stadium would suggest that he will be retained in the starting XI and keep Erik Lamela on the bench.

Finally, Harry Kane is likely to lead the line after opening his account for the season against the Potters, with Pochettino set to partner him with Dele Alli, rather than Victor Janssen, against the Principality outfit.

Spurs will know that three points straight away will give them an excellent chance to progress from a manageable group that also includes Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow.

Tottenham predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Wanyama, Dier; Eriksen, Alli, Son; Kane


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