Tottenham v Fiorentina

With the aggregate score level at 1-1, Tottenham will look to make home advantage count in their Europa League clash with Fiorentina at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Spurs returned with an away goal from their trip to Florence, where Nacer Chadli opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Federico Bernardeschi levelled the scores for la Viola.

A 1-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup followed, but Mauricio Pochettino’o side still boast a five-match winning streak in the Premier League, and can now narrow their focus to the title race and their bid for continental glory.

Fiorentina are on a decent unbeaten run themselves, going six without defeat in Serie A and winning four of those. They are third in the domestic standings after an encouraging campaign so far, and beat Spurs in this competition almost exactly a year ago, winning 2-0 in the second leg in Italy after a 1-1 draw in London.

The hosts will be boosted by the availability of Harry Kane (broken nose), Tom Carroll (calf/shin), and Erik Lamela (illness), but will have to make do without Moussa Dembele (pelvis), Jan Vertonghen (knee ligament), and Clinton N’Jie (knee).

Fiorentina managed to beat Atalanta at the weekend without starting Nikola Kalinic, Josip Ilicic or Borja Valero, but the influential trio are expecting to play in London after being rested for domestic action.

New signings Yohan Benalouane (back) and Tino Costa (muscular injury) won’t feature, but managed Paulo Sousa will otherwise have a full squad to choose from.

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