Tottenham host their first Champions League match in six years tomorrow evening at Wembley Stadium, but they’ll do so without one of their starting 11. Left back Danny Rose, who picked up a hamstring strain against Slovakia while on England duty last week, is set to miss tomorrow evening’s match against Monaco.
That’s a big bummer for Danny, but if Ben Davies can put in the kind of performance against Monaco that he did against Stoke City this past weekend, Spurs probably don’t have to worry about any sort of drop-off.
The other bit in that tweet is the good news: Mousa Dembele has served out his six match suspension and is now available for selection in Wednesday night’s squad. We don’t know whether Mauricio Pochettino will pick him to start tomorrow night; a Champions League group stage match is a hell of a way to kick off your season. I’d be surprised if we don’t see him start in the pivot beside Eric Dier, though. While he hasn’t played in any matches, it’s not like he’s been injured or missed out on any preseason fitness drills.
As for Monaco, they have several players who are listed as questionable for tomorrow’s match: striker Guido Marcelo Carrillo and keeper Danijel Subasic are both listed as questionable, while 17-year old striker phenom Kylian Mbappe is returning from a concussion sustained in Monaco’s opening Ligue 1 match and could feature.