The starting XI for Sunday’s game at Reading will be the most fascinating yet as AVB looks to accommodate some of the new faces at the club. Moving away from the Hugo Lloris issue, some of the most interesting questions start further up the field.
In the middle of the park, Villas-Boas has Lennon, Livermore, Sandro, Bale, Sigurdsson and now Dempsey and Dembele to consider – not to mention Scott Parker when he returns from injury.
Meanwhile, with reports that Adebayor is nearing full fitness, it seems as if the Togolese will take the lone striker role but who will line up behind him?
Only Bale would seem assured of a slot leaving 4 names to go into four spaces. Dempsey could conceivably play up front but that would seem an unlikely combination for AVB.
Overall, what’s your best midfield line up and can you see the recent arrivals from Fulham starting on the bench at Reading?