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Posted on 9 December 2015  - 15:00

Mauricio Pochettino has the double boost of the return of Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli as he prepares for Thursday night’s Europa League match against AS Monaco at the Lane.

Nacer in action at Monaco in OctoberNabil's last outing for us against Everton in August

Nabil has been restricted to just four appearances so far this season by ankle problems. He hasn’t featured for us since August 29 but returned for Algeria international duty against Tanzania last month, only to pick up another injury.

Nacer has been sidelined with an ankle injury since the 0-0 draw against Liverpool on October 17.

Both players are back in the squad to face the Ligue 1 side in the final Group J fixture kicking-off at 8.05pm.

“It’s very good news,” said Mauricio. “It makes the team more competitive and pushes everyone. It’s good for us to have everyone fit.

Mousa Dembele misses out through illness and Ryan Mason remains out with the ankle injury sustained against Chelsea on November 29.

"Mousa is sick with a bad stomach and he’s out,” added Mauricio. “Ryan may be able to train with the squad next week.”