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In-form Chadli, new skipper Kaboul to miss Tottenham's Europa opener

A quintet of senior players have been left out of Tottenham's squad for Thursday's Europa League clash with Partizan Belgrade.

Spurs take on the Serbians in their group stage opener but will be without new captain Younes Kaboul, midfielder Nacer Chadli (who has 3 Premier League goals this season), striker Emmanuel Adebayor, the creative Mousa Dembele and left-back Danny Rose.

There are varying reasons why Mauricio Pochettino has left the five-some in London but it opens up an opportunity for the likes of defender Federico Fazio and goalkeeper Michel Vorm to make their debuts.

Youngsters Luke McGee, Milos Veljkovic, Nabil Bentaleb, Eric Dier and summer signings Ben Davies and Benjamin Stambouli have also been included for their opening Group C fixture.

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