Tottenham v Tromso: Predicted line-ups
How Tottenham could line up for their first Europa League group stage game
Tottenham will go looking for the perfect start to their Europa League campaign tonight as they take on Group K minnows Tromso in their curtain-raiser at White Hart Lane.
Under Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs have taken the lesser of Europe's cup competition more seriously than in years gone by, and that approach looks set to continue tonight with the Portuguese expected to name a strong line-up.
Aaron Lennon, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue have all been ruled out through injury, while Villas-Boas has hinted that record summer buy Erik Lamela may get his first start.
Spurs have favoured the 4-2-3-1 in recent games but are unlikely to deploy two deeper midfielders against limited opposition.
He may instead opt for a move to the 4-3-3 he preferred at Porto.
Predicted Tottenham starting line-up: Friedel, Walker, Dawson, Kaboul, Rose; Sandro, Paulinho, Holtby, Lamela, Sigurdsson, Soldado