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Tottenham v CSKA: line-ups, where to watch, form guide

Tottenham and CSKA meet in north London with a UEFA Europa League berth up for grabs in what Leonid Slutski has announced will be his last game in charge of the Russian side.

Leonid Slutski oversees his last pre-match training session
Leonid Slutski oversees his last pre-match training session ©Getty Images
  • Tottenham host CSKA with a UEFA Europa League berth up for grabs
  • CSKA need to beat Spurs to finish above them in third
  • Leonid Slutski announces the game will be his last as CSKA boss after seven years
  • Mauricio Pochettino urges his team to "make Wembley our home"
  • North London side have won just two of their last 11 games in all competitions

Possible line-ups
Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier, Wimmer, Carter-Vickers, Rose; Winks, Carroll; N'Koudou, Onomah, Son; Kane.
Out: Lamela (hip), Davies (ankle), Janssen (ankle)
Doubtful: Alderweireld (knee)

CSKA: Akinfeev; Nababkin, V Berezutski, A Berezutski, Schennikov; Natcho, Golovin, Tošić, Wernbloom, Milanov; Traoré.
Out:
Eremenko (suspended), Cauņa (ankle), Pomazun (knee)
Doubtful:
Mário Fernandes (head)

Where to watch
Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here

Matchday two highlights: CSKA 0-1 Spurs
Matchday two highlights: CSKA 0-1 Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham manager
It's a good opportunity to win the game, to take the three points and to start another competition. The Europa League is important for the club. It's important for different reasons. First of all because we have the opportunity to play more games at Wembley, where next season we will play more. It's a great opportunity to make Wembley our home.

For the squad it's important to be involved in different competitions. We have a lot of young players who need the experience of playing in Europe. Maybe it's a good opportunity to win a trophy. We need to believe we can win every competition we play in.

Leonid Slutski, CSKA coach
I'll be able to tell you my feelings about leaving tomorrow at full time. We've already discussed it [with the players]. Everyone wants to finish with a victory, including me, but I understand that it won't be easy.

Tottenham are a very strong team with some great players. It's always great to play at this kind of stadium, with a great history and great traditions. It enriches me as a manager.

Weekend results
Tottenham 5-0 Swansea (Kane 39pen 49, Son 45+1, Eriksen 70 90+2)
Harry Kane celebrated his new contract with two goals – he now has seven in his last six appearances, including four penalties – as Spurs recorded their biggest Premier League win since February 2012.

CSKA 4-0 Ural (Traoré 25 35, Natcho 38pen, Chalov 40)
CSKA had won just three of their last 14 matches in all competitions prior to registering their biggest victory since April.

Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Tottenham: WLLWDL
CSKA: WWDDWD

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Reporter's view: Daniel Thacker (@UEFAcomDanielT)
Tottenham are aiming to continue their European campaign into 2017 – and avoiding defeat against CSKA is the requirement to secure third place. Pochettino's side will also want to give their fans reason for cheer on Wednesday: despite impressive attendances at Wembley, the Spurs supporters have seen two defeats in two games at the national stadium this season. I'm expecting a much-changed, youthful Tottenham line-up, and one that will end that poor Wembley run by beating the Army Men.

Did you know?
Slutski was coach of the Russia team that drew 1-1 with England at UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to Vasili Berezutski's added-time equaliser. Eric Dier had earlier scored a free-kick past Igor Akinfeev. Read more in our extensive match background.