Tottenham Hotspur will be full of confidence ahead of Inter Milan’s visit to White Hart Lane, with Andre Villas-Boas’ side flying in the Premier League.
Spurs beat north London rivals Arsenal 2-1 on Sunday, whilst the Nerazzurri escaped Catania with a 3-2 victory on the same day.
For the hosts, veteran stopper Brad Friedel is likely to continue between the sticks for the Europa League, with ‘AVB’ giving his second-choice keeper a chance on Thursday nights.
In defence, Michael Dawson and Jan Vertonghen proved their worth in the derby against the Gunners, with Kyle Walker showing consistency on the right and Benoit Assou-Ekotto back in the fold on the opposite flank.
Moussa Dembele is unlikely to be risked in midfield after coming off at the weekend, leaving Scott Parker and Lewis Holtby as the potential central options in a 4-4-2 formation.
Aaron Lennon will continue on the right for Tottenham, whilst Gylfi Sigurdsson could switch to the left in an effort to free-up Gareth Bale.
The Welsh winger is in sensational form, and is likely to continue just behind the striker for Spurs. Inter will be well aware of his ability, after a hat-trick in the San Siro two years ago.
Up-front, Jermain Defoe is back in contention to start after coming off the bench at the weekend, and that’s perfect timing for Villas-Boas after Emmanuel Adebayor was stretchered off.
Tottenham Hotspur predicted line-up v Inter Milan:
Brad Friedel; Kyle Walker, Michael Dawson, Jan Vertonghen, Benoit Assou-Ekotto; Aaron Lennon, Lewis Holtby, Scott Parker, Gylfi Sigurdsson; Gareth Bale, Jermain Defoe.