Europa League team news: Tottenham Hotspur v Benfica

Dawson will miss the clash with Benfica. Photo: PA

Tottenham will be without captain Michael Dawson for Thursday's last-16 Europa League clash with Benfica at White Hart Lane.

Defender Dawson suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Chelsea and will definitely miss the first leg of the Europa League tie, as well as this weekend's north London derby against Arsenal.

Christian Eriksen (back) and Danny Rose (knee) could return while Mousa Dembele is in contention having been ruled out of the Chelsea game. Etienne Capoue (ankle), Erik Lamela and Vlad Chiriches (both back) all remain sidelined.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Friedel, Naughton, Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose, Fryers, Sandro, Dembele, Bentaleb, Lennon, Eriksen, Chadli, Townsend, Sigurdsson, Paulinho, Adebayor, Soldado, Kane.