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AVB Keen On 100% Win Record

Tottenham Hotspur can make it six wins from six Europa League group stage matches when they face Anzhi Makhachkala at White Hart Lane tonight.

The Lilywhites have already secured the top spot of their group with a 2-0 win over Norway side, Tromso, in the previous Europa League round.

Despite being through to the last-32 already, Tottenham manager, Andre Villas-Boas, would like to finish the Europa League group stage with a 100 percent record.

"Another win would be brilliant for us," the Spurs manager said.

"It would really complete a good group run; completely different to the one we had last year.

“We are qualified and Anzhi are as well. But we will try to motivate our players to focus on a win and achieve 18 points and go through the game without any injuries."

AVB is expected to make some changes to his starting XI from Tottenham’s 2-1 over Sunderland last Saturday, as he looks to rest his key players for Spur's clash with Liverpool over the weekend.

Whilst Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen both return to the squad and are likely to feature, defensive trio Vlad Chiriches (knee), Younes Kaboul (squad) and Jan Vertonghen (ankle) are all side lined. In addition Togolese striker, Emmanuel Adebayor, has been left out of the squad.

Spurs look set to give Angola-born youngster Laste Dombaxe his debut. Fellow youngsters Ryan Fredericks and Shaquile Coulthirst have also been included in the squad.

Anzhi, meanwhile, travel to London with a depleted squad of 20 players, including one forward only. Many of their usual players around Mikhail Kerzhakov are ruled out with injury.

The Russian’s injury-crisis is so bad that they are traveling with four youth team players and are even considering naming their youth team coach among their substitutes.

After billionaire Suleyman Kerimov decided to drastically cut the team’s budget and former Chelsea manager, Guus Hiddink, as well as renown players like Samuel Eto’o and Willian left the club, Anzhi lie bottom of the Russian Premier League having failed to win any of their opening 19 matches.

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