Tottenham can take a major step towards the Champions League knockout stage when they host Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday.
Antonio Conte’s men have been inconsistent in the competition so far, winning one, losing one and drawing one of their three matches in Group D so far. However, a win against last season’s Europa League winners would put their destiny firmly in their own hands.
Here is all you need to know about the game.
Eintracht Frankfurt vs Tottenham H2H results
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Tottenham team news
Harry Kane suffered a knock to his ankle at Brighton last week, but he is expected to be fit to lead the line for Tottenham.
Dejan Kulusevski remains out, though, so Kane is likely to once again be joined in attack by Son Heung-min and Richarlison. Emerson Royal is available and is likely to replace Matt Doherty, and Ivan Perisic is pushing Ryan Sessegnon for a role on the opposite flank.
Tottenham Starting 11 (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Lenglet; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Perisic; Richarlison, Kane, Son
Bench: Forster, Sessegnon, Doherty, Davies, Gil, Skipp, Bissouma, Spence, Sarr, Sanchez, Austin, White
Eintracht Frankfurt team news
Randal Kolo Muani may return to the Frankfurt side after his domestic suspension, and Daichi Kamada is also pushing for a recall.
Lucas Alario and Rafael Borre may be sacrificed in favour of a more conservative lineup but veteran Makoto Hasebe may return to the starting 11 after being rested at Bochum.
Eintracht Frankfurt Starting 11 (3-4-3): Trapp; Tuta, Hasebe, Ndicka; Jakic, Rode, Sow, Knauff; Kamada, Lindstrom, Kolo Muani
Bench: Borre, Pellegrini, Ebimbe, Alario, Grahl, Alidou, Smolcic, Chandler, Ramaj, Lenz, Gotze
It’s fair to say that Tottenham are more muddling along than anything else right now. There is a real ‘work in progress’ vibe about them under Antonio Conte, but they are also winning enough games for it to feel at least progressive.
They are unlikely to find it easy against Frankfurt, but they look like they have just too much attacking talent to not get the job done.