Mousa Dembele

Veaceslav Rusnac takes his men to London as Sheriff Tiraspol take on Tottenham Hotspur for the midweek UEFA Europa League clash at White Hart Lane on Thursday evening.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8:05pm GMT. Live coverage in the UK is available on ITV 4.


Spurs come into the midweek European fixture after the last league tie against Everton ended in a goalless draw at Goodison Park. Both sides had field a strong team, but were unable to break the deadlock resulting a point to be shared between two clubs after the final whistle.

Andre Villas-Boas' men are enjoying a great run in the Europa League, having won the first three fixtures of the group stages. The north London club sit at the top of Group K table with nine points, leading second place Anzhi Makhachkala by five points.

A win over Moldavian club on Thursday evening would seal a place in the knockout round of the competition.

Jermain Defoe

Meanwhile, Tiraspol enter this game after defeating FC Rapid Ghidighici in the last fixture. Rusnac saw his men register a 3-2 victory over their domestic rivals, as Henrique Luvannor's double followed by Isa's late goal sealed three points for Tiraspol.

In the last Europa league fixture, Tiraspol suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Spurs. They are third in the group table with two points, trailing second place Anzhi by two points.

What Mangers Say

Andre Villas-Boas: "I don't want to step too far ahead because we need to push the boys for that deserved start, but, as soon as we achieve it, we can look at it as an opportunity to throw them in to a senior game."

Veaceslav Rusnac: "By now everyone is healthy and ready to take the field. We are not going to London just to have a regular game on the field. We are coming to get points because we want to play in Europa League in spring."

Team Form

Tottenham Hotspur

    • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D W W W
    • Last Result: Everton 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Sheriff Tiraspol

    • Last Result (all competitions, most recent first): W W L D W
    • Last Result: FC Rapid Ghidighici 2-3 Sheriff Tiraspol

Team News

Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham Hotspur

    • Injured: Danny Rose (toe), Sandro (hamstring) Zeki Fryers (groin)
    • Doubtful: N/A
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Friedel; Naughton, Chiriches, Kaboul, Walker; Lennon, Eriksen, Dembele, Lamela, Chadli; Defoe

Sheriff Tiraspol

    • Injured: N/A
    • Doubtful: N/A
    • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Tomic; Thuram, Samardzic, Paye, Metoua; Luvannor, Balima, Cadu, Moyal, Ricardinho; Isa