Er…. Well, the back four picks itself but there are questions everywhere else on the pitch starting in goal.
This is probably the first time since we’ve been doing this that there has been a keeper choice. The Friedel / Lloris debate has largely dominated the headlines pertaining to the club but few of us would be surprised to see Brad between the posts on Sunday.
In front of the back four, the real questions begin with AVB looking to choose from around seven names for, at best, five available places.
The only player who seems certain of a place is Bale on the left so that leaves Livermore, Sandro, Sigurdsson, Dembele, Lennon and Dempsey and anyone I may have forgotten. Will Villas-Boas look to accommodate the former Fulham men or will one, or both, start from the bench?
Up front, it’s been reported that the club has been working on Adebayor’s fitness since he arrived and it seems likely that he will resume his role as the club’s lone striker.
If AVB persists with 4-2-3-1 then here’s what we think but at this stage of the season there’s a big element of guesswork – what’s your view?