Happy Spursday, Spursland. Remember when Andre Villas-Boas said that the Europa League is a prestigious competition and that Tottenham Hotspur will be taking it seriously? He wasn't screwing around. His starting XI features at least eight out of his current fit best XI. Arguably, Clint Dempsey and Hugo Lloris belong there, even if they aren't yet. The only youngster starting is Steven Caulker, who isn't some random kid. It's a strong team.
Tottenham Hotspur starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Kyle Naughton, Jan Vertonghen, Steven Caulker, Kyle Walker; Sandro, Moussa Dembele; Gareth Bale, Clint Dempsey, Aaron Lennon; Jermain Defoe
Lazio starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Federico Marchetti; Luis Pedro Cavanda; Giuseppe Biava, Andre Dias, Senad Lulic; Cristian Ledesma, Alvaro Gonzalez; Ogenyi Onazi, Hernanes, Stefano Mauri; Miroslav Klose
Kickoff is at 3:05 p.m. ET, 8:05 p.m. local time from White Hart Lane. You can catch the game on ITV in the UK and FOX Soccer in the U.S. It's also streaming live online on FOX Soccer 2 Go, which is a pay service.