Team selection for Sunday’s match at Newcastle could go right to the eleventh hour with several key players remaining a doubt for the game.

The biggest question is over Emmanuel Adebayor who is rated 50/50 at best following the hamstring strain that he picked up in the win over Arsenal. Meanwhile, Sandro, Aaron Lennon and Vedran Corluka are all doubtful for the game but Rafael van der Vaart is expected to be fit after another hamstring scare.

The back five should pick itself again with Walker, Kaboul, King and BAE in front of Friedel in goal. The question marks start in midfield however and while Bale, Modric and Parker will fill three of the slots, it’s anyone’s guess at the moment who will play on the right. Contenders include Lennon and possibly VDV if Adebayor is fit but if injuries fail to heal, Livermore or Gio dos Santos could come into the picture. Sandro is another doubt with a calf injury.

Up front it will be Ade and Defoe if the giant Togolese is fit, otherwise it should be VDV behind JD, in preference to Pav stepping in to form a 4-4-2.

Here’s our team to face Newcastle (presuming Adebayor is injured, as reported). What’s yours?

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  1. ——————–Friedel——————-

    Walker———Kaboul—-King———Benny

    Lennon———Parker——Modric——-Bale

    ——————–Van der vaart————-

    ———————–Defoe—————–

  2. ———–friedel————
    Walker—king—kaboul—-BAE
    Gio——Parker—–modders—-bale
    ————VDV/Defoe (fitness)——
    ————–Manny—————-

  3. ——————–Friedel——————-

    ———————Kaboul—-King—————-

    Walker—————————————— Benny
    —————–Parker—————-

    Lennon—————————-=—————–Bale

    ————-Modric

    ———————————Van der vaart————-

    ———————––Adebayor—————–

  4. I think we require 3 central midfielders in order to control their very strong midfield. My team would be
    Friedel
    Walker Kaboul KING BAE
    Modric Sandro/Livermore Parker Bale
    Rafa
    Manu/JD

  5. If ade lennon and sandro r out then..

    Frediel
    Walker king kaboul benny
    Gio parker modric bale
    Vdv
    Defoe

    Subs: cudcini bassong rose livermore pav falque

    If ade is fit gio don’t start vdv goes to rm

    If sandro is fit I’d love to see him start but not by pushing modric out wider

  6. Wouldn’t mind seeing Dos Santos get a game, he has been good recently. Plus Peinaar is back in training, so maybe he could be a hard working option away from home?

  7. Well if VDV gets injured again I have been waiting to see this team play
    Friedel
    Walker. King. Kaboul. BAE.

    Parker Sandro.

    Gio. Modders. Bale.

    Manny

  8. Why on earth would anyone play modric out on the right when in the center he has a 360 degree passing range but out wide it limits him to half that. Why on earth would you want to limit Tottenhams best passer to half his passing range. You still don’t even understand the value of modric at this club. Keep him in the center with Parker and the other positions are obvious.

  9. ——————–Friedel——————-

    Walker———Ka-Boom——King———Bennie

    Gio————Parker/Sandro——Modric————Bale

    ——————–Van der vaart/Defoe—————

    —————————Defoe/Manny——————

  10. If sandro and ade fit we should play 4-2-3-1

    ………..Friedel
    Walker Kaboul King BAE
    …..Sandro Parker
    Rafa VdV Modric Bale
    ………Adebayor

  11. Is Gallas still out? If not and assuming recent injuries are true, I would consider:
    Friedel
    Kaboul – gallas – king – Benny
    Walker – Parker – Modric – Bale
    Vdv
    Defoe

    I think the key is to keep as close to 442 with players in natural positions. Boss the centre, and kill them on the wings. Benny/bale and kaboul/walker will kill them whilst still performing defensively easily!

  12. if all reported injuries rule them out this team should start-

    ————————–Friedel————————-
    Walker—————-Kaboul—-King—————BAE
    ———–Livermore——————–Parker———-
    —————————Modric————————
    GIO————————————————-Bale
    —————————Defoe————————

    If the players are fit-

    ————————–Friedel————————-
    Walker—————-Kaboul—-King—————BAE
    ————-Parker——————–Sandro———–
    —————————Modric————————
    VDV————————————————-Bale
    —————————-ADE————————-

    Should be a good game!!

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