Tottenham Hotspur host Belgian side Anderlecht at White Hart Lane on Thursday, 5 November, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to avenge his side's loss away from home in the last fixture. The Argentine has a lot of issues ahead of the fixture with regards to team selection, given they have an important game against Arsenal scheduled for the weekend where a loss will be a massive dampener, having already conceded defeat to the Gunners once at home in the Capital One Cup.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 8:05pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport Europe and BT Sport Europe HD.
Tottenham have a brilliant home record in Europe over the last few campaigns. They have been unbeaten in their last six campaigns, winning four and drawing two. They are also in good form coming into the game with Harry Kane having found his goalscoring boots, putting eight past Bournemouth and Aston Villa combined in their last two fixtures. A win here will all but confirm their place in the next round but a loss may put them at risk of being knocked out of the group stages.
They are currently third in the group, behind Monaco and Anderlecht, with the Belgians level on points but ahead on head-to-head. Monaco are one point ahead, which makes this an extremely important game in the context of the group.
Anderlecht have put in some good performances over the past couple of seasons against sides from England and were on the verge of claiming full points at home against Arsenal last season, barring a late surge by the Gunners, scoring two goals and overturning the deficit with seconds left on the clock.
Besnik Hasi's side are in brilliant form in the league, currently unbeaten in their last 11 games and are knocking on Genk's door, who are topping the table with a solitary point lead. A notable performance against Tottenham will empower their campaign in the league and also go a long way in securing qualification to the knockout round.
What Managers Say
Mauricio Pochettino: "[on Europa schedule] We need to take the schedule and not complain about that,' Pochettino said. 'We need to accept the rules, the schedule, we knew the situation before. We're ready to compete. It's true this is not the best condition but we need to be ready and we need to take the excuse away from the players - "Maybe they are tired because they played on Monday?" - no. We need to put this idea out of our mind. We're in a very good condition and we are fit and we need to be ready."
- Tottenham Win: 13/19
- Draw: 14/5
- Anderlecht WIn: 17/4
Possible XI: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Lamela, Eriksen, Townsend; Heung-min
Possible XI: Proto; Gillet, Kara, Deschacht, Obradovic; Tielemans, Defour, Dendoncker, Praet; Ezekiel, Okaka