December 7, 2021

LIVE: Tottenham vs Maccabi Haifa

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Just two days after their dramatic victory over Chelsea in the EFL Cup, it is no surprise that Jose Mourinho makes a whopping nine changes from that game. Toby Alderweireld and Steven Bergwijn are the sole survivors, while today presents an opportunity for the likes of Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura to impress. Harry Kane wears the captain’s armband; Dele Alli has to settle for a place on the bench.

SUBS: Sharif Keouf, Rami Gershon, Jose Rodriguez, Yuval Ashkenazi, Raz Meir, Stav Nahmani, Godsway Donyoh.

MACCABI HAIFA (4-3-3): Josh Cohen; Ofri Arad, Ayid Habshi, Bogdan Planic, Sun Menahem; Ernest Mabouka, Neta Lavi (captain), Mohammad Abu Fani; Tjaronn Chery, Nikita Rukavytsya, Dolev Haziza.

SUBS: Hugo Lloris, Serge Aurier, Sergio Reguilon, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies; Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Winks; Giovani Lo Celso, Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura; Harry Kane (captain).

A place in the Europa League group stage draw awaits the winner of today’s showdown at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 

Hello everyone and welcome to LIVE text coverage of the Europa League play-off clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Maccabi Haifa!