The Spurs XI to beat Bayer Leverkusen

Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in the Premier League this season but have lost one game in the Champions League; a 2-1 defeat ‘at home’ against Monaco.

The reason the inverted commas surround the ‘at home’ is because Spurs are playing their home Champions League matches at Wembley this season rather than White Hart Lane, due to the changes being made to the stadium.

Whether or not that had anything to do with the defeat is hard to say, but after Wednesday night we might have a better reason to lament the temporary move to Wembley – or claim the Monaco defeat was a minor blip.

Either way, the Lilywhites face tough opposition in Leverkusen, who simply couldn’t break down Spurs in the reverse clash a fortnight ago – which gave Mauricio Pochettino’s boys a priceless point in a 0-0 draw.

With “home” advantage though, Spurs will hope to steal a march on their group rivals. With domestic and continental obligations to balance out, however, it’s imperative Pochettino gets his starting XI exactly right…