Yesterday we learned that Newcastle had an injury concern over free scoring Demba Ba ahead of this Sunday’s clash at St James’s Park, but if any Spurs fans saw this as good news, that could be tempered by the stories emerging that confirm Emmanuel Adebayor to be a big doubt for the match.
Ade picked up a hamstring strain in our 2-1 win over Arsenal last time out and at best he is rated as 50/50 for the Newcastle game. This will doubtless be a blow for Harry Redknapp as he faces up to the prospect of losing a man who scored three times in his opening two games for the club.
If Adebayor is out, what is our best option? Assuming everyone else is fit, VDV may get his wish, albeit temporarily, to play in the centre, just behind Jermain Defoe while the only other alternative seems to be playing JD and Pav together in a standard 4-4-2.
Options on the bench could include Gio, Kane and even Souleymane Coulibaly, but if Ade is forced to miss the game, who should feature up front from the start?