Spurs to get Champions League boost with Sporting having six stars out

Hotspur could be given a significant boost ahead of their group stage clash with Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday, with their opponents set to be without six players.

Spurs currently top Group D but are just one point clear of their rivals who are third, while three points currently separate a very tight section that also features Marseille and Eintracht Frankfurt.

Yet ‘s side would reach the last-16 of the competition if they defeat Sporting in north London on Wednesday and with one game to spare could even win the group if Marseille lose against Frankfurt as well. 

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte will lead his side against Sporting Lisbon

Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte will lead his side against Sporting Lisbon

Conte's team train ahead of the Champions League clash in north London on Wednesday night

Conte’s team train ahead of the Champions League clash in north London on Wednesday night

Sporting are already without former Liverpool defender Sebastian Coates, rulet siteleri who is carrying a knock and has missed four of the club’s previous six fixtures.

Luis Neto has already been sidelined for the last eight matches after suffering a knee injury in September while central midfielder Daniel Braganca has yet to appear this season due to injury.

Also certainties not to play are Pedro Goncalves and Ricardo Esgaio – who are suspended after being sent off in their 2-0 Champions League defeat by Marseille last time out.

Sporting Lisbon are set to be without six stars including ex-Liverpool man Sebastian Coates

Sporting Lisbon are set to be without six stars including ex-Liverpool man Sebastian Coates

The sixth potential absentee according to is defender Jeremiah St Juste, who while having missed the club’s last three games could be risked having returned to training on Monday. 

Sporting boss Ruben Amorim insists he will not change his style of play ahead of the trip to Spurs following a mixed start to the season for his team who sit fourth in the Portuguese top flight, rulet siteleri albeit nine points off leaders Benfica, following a win over Casa Pia at the weekend.

‘The team always give their best and always have the same identity,’ he said. ‘I don’t know what will happen in the future. We could win every game or lose several. We have lost more than usual.’

The Portuguese side though will have a psychological edge having won the reverse game 2-0

The Portuguese side though will have a psychological edge having won the reverse game 2-0

‘What I can guarantee is the same identity and the same idea of having the ball, creating situations and not allowing the opposition too many chances. Tottenham Hotspur is a different game in the UEFA Champions League.

‘They will be playing at home and have an advantage in the group. We will compete to win the game, knowing the differences between the teams.

‘The important thing is to finish with 11 men on the pitch.’

Spurs are also in bad form having lost their previous two matches in the Premier League

Spurs are also in bad form having lost their previous two matches in the Premier League

Spurs will also be out for revenge against Sporting having already lost the reverse fixture 2-0 after conceding twice in stoppage time.

They couldof their own heading into the tie, with Cristian Romeo and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg both missing train due to calf and thigh issues. 

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Conte’s side though are going through a rough spell, having struggled to produce their best from this term and losing consecutive Premier League matches at the hands of Manchester United and Newcastle United last time out. 

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