The big team news from yesterday’s press conference was that Aaron Lennon is definitely ruled out of this evening’s sixth round cup tie while Emmanuel Adebayor is an additional doubt with a hamstring strain. There is a juggling of priorities to be done here and if there is any concern over Ade then maybe he should be sitting this one out.
“We’re still waiting to see, we’ve got one or two knocks. Adebayor has a little bit of a hamstring problem so we’ll wait and see how he is,” Harry said.
Harry has taken this competition seriously since the fourth round and therefore the main question is whether he will pick a full strength side or whether players such as Modric and Bale will be rested ahead of another crucial game on Wednesday night.
In goal, Carlo has deputised for Brad up to now and looks likely to continue but a shortage of alternatives in front of him means that we could be playing our first choice back four.
In midfield, either Sandro or Livermore will come in for Lennon while the same two players plus Kranjcar and possible Danny Rose could be in line to deputise for Parker, Modric or Bale.
Up front surely it’s Defoe and Saha?
Here’s our team to face Bolton but what’s yours?