Probable Lineups

4-4-2
4-2-3-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(20) 6 Goals 6 (14)
(14) 3 Assists 7 (8)
(7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
27.4 Average Age 28.3
181.7 Average Height (cm) 181.1
(1.2) 1.1 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(59%) 59% Aerial Duel Success 49% (45%)
(1.2) 1.1 Dribbles pg 0.9 (0.9)
(1.8) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Europa League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Erik Lamela Out 7.58
Mousa Dembélé Out 7.48
Etienne Capoue Out 7.22
Vlad Chiriches Out 7.91
Michael Dawson Out 7.09
Danny Rose Out 6.75
Player Reason Status Rating
Lubomir Fejsa Out 6.68
Eduardo Salvio Doubtful 7.47

Team News

  • Tottenham will be without Michael Dawson, who picked up a hamstring injury in the loss at Chelsea last Saturday.
  • Danny Rose and Mousa Dembélé are unlikely to return in time for this game, but Christian Eriksen is back in training and could be involved.
  • Roberto Soldado could come back in up front with Tim Sherwood switching back to a 4-4-2.
  • Benfica will have a fresh team for the trip to Tottenham having rested the likes of Artur Moraes and Oscar Cardozo for the win over Estoril at the weekend.
  • However, Eduardo Salvio is doubtful with flu.
  • Lubomir Fejsa misses out through injury.

Prediction

  • Tottenham face their first significant test in their Europa League campaign, hosting a Benfica side who are running away with the Liga Sagres title and have won their last 8 matches and 15 of their last 16 in all competitions.
  • They also have not lost since early November (at Olympiakos) and have barely even conceded at home all season, so Spurs need a positive result to take to Portugal next week.
  • Tim Sherwood's men have been slow starters for much of his reign, but after losing 4-0 to Chelsea last week, should come out ready for a fight. This should be an interesting game between two strong teams who may just cancel each other out.
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Comments (29)

 
  • mistake

  • haha

  • I don't know why every time a english team loses i think the world gets better

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  • Total shots 1- Kaboul (CB) 2- Garay (CB) 3- Luisao (CB) What the hell happen in this game ? Lol

  • that finish from Rodrigo was quality

  • Erikson is the only one with any real class on the team. Deserves to be on a better team imo.

  • Benfica is saving some players and even so still better lol

  • 'Spurs' do you feel silly right now?

  • @Spurs I agree with you, clean sheet for Tot, and Tot to win.

  • Cleen sheet is priority I think.

  • Someone does not understood tottenham philosophy. This game will be absolutely Spurs one.

  • Spurs struggled against lowly dnipro , are clueless in the league with some dressing room warfare. Benfica should end their misery.

  • Tottenham 2x0 Benfica Eriksen Sandro

  • I thought Spurs and Benfica had played twice previously? A European game in 1962 or something I think it was Spurs 2-1 Benfica at WHL and Benfica 3-1 Spurs at Estádio da Luz. Could be wrong though.

  • Benfica starting XI is 10x better than Tot starting XI

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  • 0-1 ог 1-1

  • 1-0 for spurs, Come On You Saltscoring!

  • Benfica are more focused on their league, so...

  • 2-0.

  • @wolfmother: Benfica's coach will save some players...

  • 3-0

  • I'm really hoping that Spurs come along and show they still have somthing to prove. After their abysmal performance against Chelsea I would expect they come out on top.

  • benfica surely win

  • DRAW---> 1-1

  • hmmm 1-1

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