Date: 14th September 2016 at 6:53pm
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Tottenham Hotspur begin their Champions League campaign against Monaco on Wednesday evening at Wembley Stadium.

The English side will play all their European home games at Wembley this season as White Hart Lane’s capacity has been reduced due to work taking place on a new stadium.

The North London outfit return to the Champions League following a five-year absence, last appearing in the 2010/11 season, reaching the quarter-finals.

Both sides have made unbeaten starts to the season, with Spurs winning two and drawing two of their four opening Premier League games.

While Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim has led his side to the top of Ligue 1, winning three and drawing one of their four league games.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino will have midfielder Moussa Dembele available for the first time this season, the Belgian International is currently serving a six-match ban in domestic competitions.

Defender Danny Rose won’t be fit for the clash against Monaco so Ben Davies will continue at left-back. Pochettino may opt for the same line-up that comfortably defeated Stoke City 4-0 last Saturday.

The French side will be without defender Benjamin Mendy but Radamel Falcao is expected to lead Monaco’s attack, the Colombian netted two goals during the qualifying stages of the Champions League.

These two sides faced each other twice last season in the group stages of the Europa League, with Erik Lamela netting a hat-trick during a 4-1 victory at White Hart Lane. A 1-1 draw was played out in the reverse fixture at the Stade Louis II.

The likes of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen will be facing a stubborn defence on Thursday evening as Monaco have only conceded one goal in their last eight group games in the Champions League.

Spurs possess a poor record in their last five Champions League fixtures, recording just one victory, which came against AC Milan at the San Siro in 2011.

Lloris (C); Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Alli; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Kane.

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