The big talking point ahead of this match is whether Emmanuel Adebayor will take his place in the Tottenham side. Reports suggest that Ade is fit enough and he has received an impressive endorsement from Andre Villas-Boas.
“He was one of the most important players last season,” AVB said. ”As soon as we can get him back on track fitness-wise, he’ll be massive for us.
“Having him back will be a boost. He’s a goalscorer. If he is to go back to goalscoring ways, he can take us to another level.”
Even if Ade is 100%, and those comments suggest he isn’t, would it be a surprise to see Jermain Defoe dropped to the bench or could we see a complete change round in a side where AVB accommodates both strikers?
Elsewhere, there are no new injury worries so Kaboul, Parker, Naughton, Livermore and BAE are all ruled out. We feel it might shape up like this but what’s your view?