BVB & Tottenham’s likely line-ups

Borussia Dortmund & Tottenham

Tottenham return to Champions League action on Tuesday away at Borussia Dortmund.

Spurs are in the box-seat to progress through to the quarterfinals following a 3-0 victory at Wembley Stadium.

Should Tottenham score in Germany, BVB would need to score five goals to progress.

Christian Eriksen’s drop in form

Ahead of tonight’s match, the Times have looked at how Christian Eriksen’s form has dropped in recent times.

The Danish playmaker is simply not as creative this season as he was in 2018:

One of Tottenham’s biggest concerns is the form of Christian Eriksen, the midfielder who has looked short of his influential best for several weeks, perhaps struggling without the movement of Alli alongside him.

One measure of his decline is that he averaged 2.62 chances created per 90 minutes in the Premier League in 2018; since the turn of the year, that figure is 1.78.

It’s worth noting that Dele Alli is still on the comeback trail from injury.

Alli won’t be involved against BVB.

Kieran Trippier is injured

Serge Aurier seems certain to start at right-back for Spurs.

That’s after Mauricio Pochettino confirmed that Kieran Trippier is injured.

Trippier hasn’t travelled to Germany after he sustained a knock in the north London derby against Arsenal last weekend.

Borussia Dortmund & Tottenham’s likely line-ups

The Times have also predicted how the teams will line up at the Signal Iduna Park.

Starting with BVB, there are suggestions that Julian Weigl could start at centre-half.

Further forward, Mario Gotze, Jadon Sancho and Marco Reus should all start for the Germans.

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is still injured after the first leg in London.

Borussia Dortmund possible line up vs Tottenham

When it comes to predicting the Tottenham team, the Times believe that Son Heung-min could play through the middle while Harry Kane could be shifted onto the left hand side.

Tottenham possible line up vs Borussia Dortmund

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