Tottenham Hotspur will go into their must-win Champions League tie with AS Monaco without injured trio Toby Alderweireld, Erik Lamela and Ben Davies.

Spurs have taken just four points so far in Group E and need a victory in France to keep alive their dreams of reaching the knockout stages.


Eric Dier is expected to continue at centre-half in Alderweireld’s absence; the Englishman has performed well in the role alongside the experienced Jan Vertonghen.

Harry Winks scored his first goal for the club in the dramatic 3-2 win over West Ham United at the weekend, but the youngster may find himself back on the bench for this one with Dele Alli match fit once more.

Another man who will find his starting position under threat is striker Vincent Janssen; he is still yet to score from open play for Tottenham and conceded a penalty with a clumsy challenge on Winston Reid on Saturday.

The Dutchman is likely to be replaced by Son Heung-min, who had a hand in both of Harry Kane’s late goals against the Hammers.

Mauricio Pochettino will hope that the derby win, Spurs’ first victory since they beat Manchester City 2-0 at the start of October, acts as a springboard for the trip to Monaco.

If they can secure the three points required then their destiny will be in their own hands, with CSKA Moscow still to visit Wembley in December.

Fail to do so and they could be out of the competition on Tuesday night, which would constitute a huge underachievement given the relatively manageable group in which they were drawn.

Possible Tottenham starting XI (4-3-3): Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen; Alli, Kane, Son

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