Our team to face Aston Villa – what’s yours?

by Matthew Harris on October 6, 2012

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?

061012090549 Our team to face Aston Villa – what’s yours?

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

akshayaalase October 6, 2012 at 10:22 am



Graeme October 6, 2012 at 10:45 am

Smith Gallas Caulker Vertonghen
Sandro Dembele
Townsend Siggy Bale

Subs: Freidel, Walker, Dempsey, Defoe, Lennon, Huddlefro, Dawson


Stu October 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

Well I certainly don’t suggest changing our system to the 4-3-3 you suggest at this stage of the season. We should stick with the 4-1-4-1 system we have been using and play the same side in the same way we played Manchester United.


'Arry October 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

Corluka, Gallas, Nelsen, Edinburgh
Parker, Freund
Fox, Gazza, Sinton


Paul October 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

ginola for Sinton


BartSpur October 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

Freidel, Walker, Gallas, Caulker, Vertonghen,
Sandro, Dembele
Lennon, Sigurdsson, Bale

Bench: Lloris, Naughton Dawson, Huddleston, Townsend, Dempsey, Defoe


Razspur October 6, 2012 at 11:15 am

It’s not team selection that’s the problem, effort and passion that’s what was lacking on Thursday, we could pick any starting 11 from our squad capable of beating the Villans using any formation. If a player rates 6.0 he should get 60% wages 4.5 gets 45% maybe they would then start to earn those crazy wages. Injured players get basic sick pay £100 per week, well they don’t need more as they’re recovering.


Steve D October 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

Bring in Smith to replace Walker, who has been having a nightmare run of games.

Sigurdsson has been quiet so far and I look forward to the time when Alex Pritchard is playing in that position. In the meantime it is also worth trying Dempsey, Falque and Carroll, to see if they offer more impact.


andy October 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

Dempsey done well why drop him for sigurdsson???


Jack October 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm

4-4-2 Friedel
Walker Gallas Caulker Vertonghen
Lennon Dembele Sandro Bale
Defoe Adebayor


Jay October 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Easy really, same side as we used against United

Sigurdsson hasnt done enough to warrant a start

I personally would start Ade ahead of JD coz I am sick of him going missing for 80 mins a match and then shooting from silly angles.

People are raving about how good he has been this year but he has only 4 goals.

Luis Suarez has scored about 7 and people are saying how wasteful he is


JOHN ADAM October 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm






Sea October 6, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Walker. Gallas. Caulker. Vertonghen
Lennon. Dempsey. Bale

Subs Lloris Dawson Smith Hudderz Townsend Siggy Defoe
Defoe hasn’t looked good since QPR play Adebayor to give Defoe a wake up call that he isn’t the only striker at the lane


wise October 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm


Walker caulker gallas vertogen


Adebayo. Dempsey. Bale


Can’t wait for us to try this out , AVB


serious October 7, 2012 at 3:24 am

How can u say defoe only has four goals, goals win games who else would have given us four goals? Nobody! Take away suarez hatrick which only wins one game and he’s got 3 goals defoe and dempsey must start for squad to be happy players must see and understand why they are being dropped. So if they are playing well they stay this is called healthy competition, this what I most like about AVB so when players come in they know they know they could get in the team if they play well keeping them motivated. Plus if adebayor or gilfy come on they know what they have to do to get into team. COYS back ur boys through thick and thin


Blake October 7, 2012 at 4:11 am

I agree with you with Defoe should stay in the side since he is in form and laying well. But Siggy should come in for Dempsey who was the worst player in the Utd game should be dropped.


Killthespud October 7, 2012 at 11:23 am

You are going to lose today. Mark my words.


Jurgen18 October 8, 2012 at 10:40 am

I’ve marked your words.
Thanks for the Monday morning laugh…..MUG


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