Team News: Eric Dier starts as centre-back for Tottenham's Bayer Leverkusen clash

 Eric Dier of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
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Eric Dier starts as centre-back in Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League group game against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany.

Eric Dier will perform as a centre-back this evening in Tottenham Hotspur's Champions League group game against Bayer Leverkusen in Germany.

The England international, who usually plays as a defensive midfielder, has dropped into the role as a result of Toby Alderweireld's injury.

Elsewhere on the pitch, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose have replaced full-backs Kyle Walker and Ben Davies respectively, while Moussa Sissoko has fallen to the substitutes' bench.

Heung-min Son comes into the fold to provide support to striker Vincent Janssen, while Victor Wanyama, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen keep their places following last weekend's 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Meanwhile, Leverkusen captain Lars Bender has returned to the starting XI after missing Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen with the flu, and Javier Hernandez will lead the line.

Bayer Leverkusen: Leno; Bender, Tah, Toprak, Henrichs; Kampl, Aranguiz, Mehmedi, Calhanoglu; Hernandez, Kiessling

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Trippier, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Alli; Lamela, Eriksen, Son; Janssen
Subs: Vorm, Carter-Vickers, Davies, Dembele, Onomah, Sissoko, Winks

Follow Sports Mole's live text commentary of the game here.

Jan Vertonghen of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at White Hart Lane on September 26, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
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