It’s being whispered quietly at the moment but there are stories suggesting that Jermaine Jenas may well be part of Andre Villas-Boas’ plans for the start of the season. At present, there appears to be no more substance to this but with everyone starting with a clean slate, there’s every chance that JJ could slip through.
It may seem like the club has an overcrowded midfield at the moment but AVB does have some selection problems ahead of the Newcastle game on Saturday. Scott Parker is definitely ruled out while it’s being reported that Tom Huddlestone isn’t quite 100% and won’t be risked.
Sandro may also miss out after a busy period with Brazil while Gio Dos Santos is also struggling with the foot injury that kept him out of the Olympic final. Meanwhile, it’s though that there is no chance of Modric playing, even if he is still at the club.
That still leaves Livermore, VDV and Sigurdsson at least when it comes to centre mid but there is word that AVB is looking at Jenas. Gossip it may be but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.