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Tottenham Hotspur host CSKA Moscow in the final group game of the Champions League with the north London club having already failed to qualify for the last 16 of Europe's biggest club competition. A loss here for Tottenham will see them finish bottom of their group and without Europa League football for the rest of the campaign.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport 2 HD.


Tottenham are likely to welcome back Toby Alderweireld into the first XI after the defender missed the last two months with a knee injury. Vincent Janssen is out of contention with an ankle problem while Eric Lamela has also not travelled with the squad and has flown back to Argentina owing to some personal issues.

Pochettino has stressed that Tottenham will take the Europa League seriously should they qualify, and are set to continue playing their European games in Wembley, with their new stadium on the horizon. Spurs have failed to live up to expectations at home this time around, losing both their games against Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco at Wembley.

It will be an emotional moment for CSKA Moscow head coach Leonid Slutsky, who may lead the visitors to his last ever European game with the Russian club after deciding to end his collaboration with the club after 302 games at the helm. He joined the club in 2009 and has won three Russian titles, while also leading the Russia national team in Euro 2016.

They will have to keep out Kane and Eriksen, who have got their scoring boots back, a difficult proposition for the visitors, having failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 27 Champions League games. CSKA have also won only one of their last six games against English opposition, having lost at home to Tottenham in the reverse fixture.

What Managers Say

Mauricio Pochettino told the club website: "Toby will be involved in the squad for tomorrow and I'm happy (about that). He is recovering well and he will be in the squad. Ben Davies maybe on Thursday will be available to be selected again – his recovery is very good. Erik Lamela is still out and it's important to send our support because he has a problem with his family in Argentina and he travelled to Argentina last night. We want to send our big support to him and his family. He has a problem with his brother, we hope that it's not too serious but it's an issue where he needed to go to Argentina. He is still out."

Leonid Slutsky told a press conference: "I'll be able to tell you my feelings about leaving tomorrow at full time. We've already discussed it [with the players]. Everyone wants to finish with a victory, including me, but I understand that it won't be easy. Tottenham are a very strong team with some great players. It's always great to play at this kind of stadium, with a great history and great traditions. It enriches me as a manager."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Tottenham win: 4/7
  • Draw: 16/5
  • CSKA Moscow win: 11/2

Team News


Possible XI: Lloris; Trippier, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers, Rose; Winks, Carroll; N'Koudou, Onomah, Son; Kane.

CSKA Moscow

Possible XI: Akinfeev; Nababkin, V Berezutski, A Berezutski, Schennikov; Natcho, Golovin, Tošić, Wernbloom, Milanov; Traoré.