As we saw on Saturday, Harry’s transfer dealings have made first team selection just that little bit easier and after several departures from the Lane at the end of August, the temptation to slot in Jenas or Crouch has now been removed.
Injuries also played their part in the final line up against Wolves with Sandro, VDV, Dawson and Pienaar ruled out while the likes of Bassong, Corluka and Pavlyuchenko were left out for other reasons.
So was the team that took to the pitch at Molineux on Saturday your first choice XI from those that remain? While the formation could be tinkered with depending on the opposition, the Adebayor / Defoe combination up front looked strong and the manager himself alluded to this being his first choice pairing.
When Sandro comes back, who will make way and where will VDV slot in? Is Kranjcar the most vulnerable from Saturday’s team and should Lennon force his way back in?
The horses for courses rule will always apply at some stage but is Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, BAE, Kranjcar, Modric, Parker, Bale, Adebayor and Defoe our strongest starting XI right now?