Every day, Tottenham Hotspur supporters are letting themselves dream a little bit more of how this season might end up. While the team’s current status at the top of the Premier League table is a nice surprise thus far, the club has a legitimate shot at competing for the Europa League crown as well. To earn that, though, requires getting out of the Group Stage.
Spurs are in decent position to do so, as they are bundled in a three-way tie atop Group J midway through the round. The fourth matchday brings a rematch with Ludogorets, the lone team at the bottom of the group. Tottenham handed the Bulgarian side its third loss of the round at the beginning of the month behind goals from Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, and Giovanni Lo Celso.
This match must absolutely result in three points for Spurs. The contest in Bulgaria was not particularly close, with the hosts getting on the board off a weird bounce in a fairly lopsided 3-1 affair. Many will hope for some rotation in the squad with big domestic fixtures coming up, while Jose Mourinho has tried to find a balance thus far. He is unlikely to bring in a completely fresh XI, however, as he wants to keep some consistency and ensure that the team progresses in the competition.
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