With the International programme finished for 2017, tonight see’s the return of Champions League football as the five English clubs look to ensuring their involvement in the knock out stages!
Liverpool have traveled to Spain ahead of their penultimate group match with Sevilla with the same squad that saw them earn their third consecutive league victory at the weekend. This means they are still without Cameroon’s International defender Joel Matip who is side lined with a thigh injury, although it is believed he is fit and more likely being saved for their crunch game against Chelsea at the weekend.
The previous game against these two ended 2-2 at Anfield, however should Liverpool win they would qualify for the knock out stages with a game to spare.
In Group F, Manchester City have already qualified for the next stage with 4 wins from 4 as they welcome Dutch team Feyenoord to the Etihad stadium. They will be ensured top spot if they win and Napoli avoid defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk.
With all this in mine and a busy that includes 12 matches in the next 6 weeks, City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed he is unlikely to risk club Captain Vincent Kompany, even after fellow centre back John Stones was possible ruled out for the entire 6-week period with a Hamstring Injury picked up the weekend.
After their historic 3-1 victory over current Champions League cup holders Real Madrid in their last Group H game, Tottenham will ensure they go through as group winners with a victory over German side Borussia Dortmund tonight.
Teams news is that England left back Danny Rose could return to the side that suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of North London rivals Arsenal at the weekend. While for the Bundesliga outfit, they will welcome back striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after he was dropped for last week’s defeat at Stuttgart after being late for training and filming an unauthorized video at the clubs training venue.
With Tottenham already guaranteed a top two finish, Dortmund’s future depends on other results and would need to collect all three points against Tottenham and hope Real fail to beat bottom team Apoel in Cyprus.