please log in to view this image Thursday 5th November 5.55pm Europa League Group Stage Huvepharma Arena Another less than stellar performance out of the way and we're back to the Europa League. This time we face Ludogorets in our second trip to Bulgaria this season. The last European game ended in a deserved defeat, so we drastically need to improve in this one. Our manager has suggested that he won't be making as many changes this time. Can Mourinho turn around this run of dubious displays or will we be embarrassed in Eastern Europe? As I mentioned in the Plovdiv match thread, our host Ludogorets are something like the Chelsea of Bulgaria. CSKA and Levski Sofia dominated much of the footballing history of the country, until about a decade ago. They were bought in 2010 by local businessman Kiril Domuschiev and transformed almost overnight. Back-to-back promotions took them from the 3rd tier to the top-flight and their momentum continued from there. They won their first title and the domestic double in 2012 and have won every title since then. They've since become a mainstay in European competition and have had a few unexpected successes, too. They've faced the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid, PSG and both Milan clubs. A draw against Liverpool in the group stage of the Champions League was their highlight in 2014/15. Wins against PSV home and away and a win against Lazio in the Stadio Olimpico lit up their 2013/14. They've tended to go out after the group stages since then, though. Ludogorets are having a pretty decent season so far, apart from in this Europa League group. This makes the decision to part ways with their manager Pavel Vrba last week a bit of a strange one. He's been temporarily replaced by Stanislav Genchev, a coach at the club and former player there. They're currently top of the league on goal difference from our mates Plovdiv with a game in hand. They've won 7, drawn 2 and lost 1, which was their first game of the season. The Bulgarian side have lost both of their group stage matches so far, overcoming Dynamo Brest to get here. Antwerp beat them 2-1 in the opening match in Razgrad, though they did take the lead just after the break. LASK won 4-3 after going 4-1 up and then being pegged back, ending the game with 10 men. They've also scored 22 goals in the league, which suggests that they don't have any problems in that area. These are the only highlights that I could find of any of their games, so make of that what you will: Tanganga appears to be our only missing player for this one, though there's been no team news yet. Wanderson and Marin are out for the hosts. Neither side has any suspensions. Lineups for each side's last league game: Spurs: Lloris; Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Sissoko, Hojbjerg; Lamela, Ndombele, Son; Kane. Subs: Hart, Rodon, Davies, Winks, Lo Celso, Bale, Moura. League form: WDWDWW. Ludogorets: Iliev; Ikoko, Terziev, Sa, Nedyalkov; Santana, Dyakov; Cauly, Manu, Jorginho; Mitkov. Subs: Stoyanov, Cicinho, Anicet, Verdon, Badji, Tekpetey, Yankov. League form: WDWDWW. Ref: Fran Jović (CRO). A fairly obscure Croatian ref, who appears to have taken a step up this season. TV: BT Sport 2. How would you like to line up for this one and what would you change from the Brighton game? Would you stick with much of the same lineup, make a few changes or go for a wholesale switch? Which system and tactics would you use and what are you expecting Ludogorets to go with?