Our team to face West Brom – what’s yours?

As Andre Villas-Boas revealed in his press conference yesterday, Younes Kaboul has been ruled out of this clash but otherwise, there are no new injury concerns.

“Unfortunately, Younes had some discomfort in his patella tendon, so he went to see a specialist to analyse his knee. We’re not looking at anything serious,” AVB said.

That could conceivably give a chance for Michael Dawson to prove his worth to the club while a more likely option could be to bring in Jan Vertonghen to partner William Gallas.

Last weekend, Spurs played Lennon, Sandro, Livermore, Sigurdsson and Bale across the middle in a 4-2-3-1 and there’s no suggestion that this will change unless the coach switches to 4-4-2. Van der Vaart will be desperate to play but is likely to have to settle for the bench once again. Tottenham are favourites to beat West Brom via Bwin and other bookmakers, but they still need to start scoring goals in order to win any games.

Up front, will AVB keep Defoe after scoring last weekend or will Ade move straight back into the side?

Here’s our team to face West Brom but what’s yours?

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40 Responses

  1. Flemming says:

    I would like to see a 4-4-2 formation with:
    Walker – vertonghen – Daws – BAE
    Lennon – Gylfi – Sandro – Bale
    JD – Ade

    Could be very affective.

    Greetings from Denmark anyway, COYS

  2. Alfie says:


  3. Mark says:

    I’m loath to leave guys out that scored in their last game (and the game before for England)! Ade does have to come in, so I’d try Defoe on the right, cutting inside as more of a orthodox forward in a 433. Lennon can come on 2nd half to stretch the tired full-back.

    I’d also like to see Townsend or Carroll given a chance off the bench. Townsend is an unknown quantity for the Premier League and I’d love to see him get a chance.

  4. Rob says:

    My team for West Brom would be more attacking, we are at home!

    GK: Friedel
    DEF: Walker / Dawson / Vertonghen / BAE
    DM: Sandro
    M: Lennon / Siggy / VDV / Bale
    S: Ade

    Bench: Carlo, Defoe, Gallas, Livermore and anyone else as long as it is not Jenas!

    • robbie says:

      Good team but maybe play Defoe for the first 60 and bring on ade just because lack of fitness and also Defoe is looking sharp!

      • geoff vader says:

        That would be my team too (with JD starting). Ade won’t be fit enough and JD deserves the chance to continue what looks to be a decent bit of form.
        This team keeps everybody happy too (i.e VDV).

        Might have to play Caulker instead of Dawson though if the move to QPR is on.

      • Daniel says:

        I’d reverse that, actually. Let Ade put in a shift early to get him started towards match fitness and bring on Defoe as an impact sub after 60 or 70 minutes. Ideal.

    • Istillluvking says:

      Why play Daws, when AVB wants to release him?

  5. josh says:

    vdv instead of livermore such a bad footballer rather play jenas

  6. maximus says:

    i think he must play defoe after scoring last week and also vdv done a good job last week BEFORE he gave away the pen

    • Joe says:

      Here here, have to play a striker who scores every week, what else can you do? You can’t give an ego like Ade a straight in to the team, he can wait till 70mins or till defoe plays shit. And Van der vaart is our most creative attacking player, actually understands football, is not just about running fast (bale, lennon).

  7. robspurs99 says:

    dont think avb will play 4-4-2 unless were loosing.3-1 to the spurs,come on lads….. hello denmark…

    • josh says:

      agree with you on that one cant play 4-4-2 just get outnumbered in the middle the premier league has changed hardly no team plays two up front any more and if you do your liable for a spanking as you get dominated in the middle and we would have one of the most technically gifted midfields in europe with sandro vdv sig because all of thier first touches are spot on and passing is just a formality

    • Istillluvking says:

      Hello Denmark???
      Are you the Rob living in CPH?


  8. robspurs99 says:

    i agree josh..

  9. luke bridger says:

    Bale vaart Sigurdsson
    Adebayor Befoe

    HAte lennon!!

  10. Joe says:

    Walker Caulker Vertonghen BAE

    Sandro Sigurdsson
    Lennon VDV Bale


  11. And says:

    a 4-3-3 of….


    Walker/ Dawson/ Vertonghen/ BAE

    Sigardsson/ Sandro/ VDV

    Lennon/ Ade/ Bale

  12. Tony Borg says:

    I agree with Alfie & Rob,

    Walker Gallas Vertonghen BAE
    Lennon Siggurdson Bale
    We have to at least player one off the striker like VDV or replace him with defoe, only one holding either Sandro or Livermore not both.

  13. Jayme says:

    I just hope he doesnt start JD.

    Has to be a 4231

    Walker Verts Caulker BAE
    Sandro VDV
    Lennon Sig Bale

    One surprise is Steven Caulker, trust me I watched WBA last week and there 4 strikers are a handful, Long and Odemwingie are very quick, too quick for Gallas and Lukaku and Fortune are very strong, too strong for Gallas.

    Gallas performs best against Strikers with movement and excellent technical ability, not speed and strength…….Caulker is huge, quick and strong he has to play alongside Verts for me….

  14. EssexSpur says:

    Can’t imagine AVB letting us try 2 new CB’s at the same time. I expect Vertonghen and Gallas to play at the back. Replace Siggy for VDV and stick with Defoe. He’s in form and i’m not sure how match fit Ade is.
    Walker Gallas Vertonghen Benny
    Livermore Sandro
    Lennon VDV Bale

    Bench: Cudicini, Caulker, Naughton, Carroll, Siggurdsson, Townsend, Adebayor.


  15. Dick Smith says:

    I would love to see :

    Erik Thorstvedt,

    Justin Edinburgh, Gary Mabbutt, Colin Calderwood, Christian Ziege,

    Ossie Ardiles, Paul Gascoigne, Chris Waddle, David Ginola

    Gary Lineker, Teddy Sherringham.

  16. Kyle says:

    Walker C

  17. joel says:

    walker, gallas, vort, BAE
    sandro, sig
    vdv, defoe, bale,

    You cant drop defoe at the moment, so make him play in behind ade. We are at home so can afford to do this, as well as swapping livermore out for sig in the center.

  18. ryan harris says:

    youd start ade ad he has had not one bit of a pre season ? and defoe has scored 2 in 2? gimme a break

  19. robbie says:


    Defoe Looks sharp and Ade is lacking match fitness Maybe bring him on at the hour mark.. Don’t Think we need two DM’s for a home game against West Brom personally! prediction 3-1 Siggy, Bale and Defoe COYS!!!!

  20. Bernard says:

    Walker, gallas, vertonghen, BAE
    Sandro, Sigurdsson
    Lennon, Bale,

  21. Mark says:

    4-1-3-2 for me.






    We are at home, lets go for it!

  22. Pikey says:

    What’s this bloody advert doing???

  23. Pateshar says:

    Walker Gallas Vertonghen BAE
    Lennon Sandro VDV Bale
    Adebayor Defoe

    Subs; Dawson, Siggy, Kane

  24. king_spur says:

    Walker / Gallas / Vertonghen / BAE

    Sandro / Livermore

    Lennon / VDV /Bale

    Defoe (to start with)

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