Rafael van der Vaart has quickly become our talisman, but he will be missing for our away trip to the European champions Inter Milan.
So the question is who will replace him? I think we can rule out a return to 4-4-2, away at a side like Inter, so we need someone who can slip into the role that Van der Vaart occupies between the midfield and the attack.
As I see it there are three main candidates. We can either draft in Robbie Keane to play a withdrawn role, bring in Niko Kranjcar from the cold, or play Luka Modric in an advanced role.
There’s no way I’d play Keane, but it’s a tough call between the Croats. Kranjcar has been in great goalscoring form at international level of late, but playing Modric there would allow us to bring in Wilson Palacios alongside Tom Huddlestone and give us a more defensively sound midfield.
Modric would be my choice, but who would you choose?