Our team to face Southampton – what’s yours?

by Matthew Harris on October 27, 2012

There are no reports of fresh injuries ahead of tomorrow’s game at St Marys but that does leave a few questions across the park.

The main news is that Gareth Bale returns from parental leave and should take his place on the left wing while Emmanuel Adebayor and Moussa Dembele both stand a chance of returning to full fitness for tomorrow.

The questions start in goal where Brad Friedel may keep his place over Hugo Lloris. With BAE still absent, will AVB keep Kyle Naughton on the left or will Jan Vertonghen switch across to accommodate both Gallas and Caulker in central defence?

If Dembele passes that fitness test it seems likely that he will resume his role in defensive midfield meaning that the top half of the team should revert to the one prior to the Chelsea match.

Here’s our verdict but what’s your view?

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chris October 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm

start adebayor not defoe. tottenham need him getting games even an hour as defoe is poor player his golas hide how bad he has been

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Ted October 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I would say Caulker over Gallas and Sigurdsson a start over Dempsey. Gallas looked rusty against Chelsea whereas Caulker has been pretty consistent so far. Dempsey hasn’t fitted into our team so far like we would have liked, so i thin its time to give Sigurdsson a start! And then of course Lloris over Friedal… We have one of the best keepers in the world in Lloris, we need to play him! Come on you Spurs!

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roberto October 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

why still use Gallas??.. dawson is faster and i feel he still has it.. jan and dawson i feell is the a better combination…

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Ted October 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Lloris, walker, caulker, vertonghen, Naughton, Sandro dembele, Lennon, Dempsey, bale, Adebayor

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peej October 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Caulker, Gallas and Vertonghen at left back has been our best defensive shape. Walker is a defensive liability but what’s the alternative?
I’d try Adebayor in the hole behind Defoe, assuming he’s fit, but get them to interchange. Ade holds the ball to build attacks and his aerial strength is needed. Neither Dempsey or Siggy are fully convincing there.
An alternative is use Falque behind Defoe. He’s quick and creative, so he can be good on the counter or when we are trying to squeeze those clever inch-perfect passes through a packed defence.
It would mean the holding pair would need to be on their metal, though.

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Morgan October 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I agree but ade instead of Defoe. One thing tho. Falque isn’t quick. It’s the thing he lacks

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john snelgrove October 27, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Friedel
Walker Caulker Vertonghen Naughton
Sandro Dembele
Lennon Adebayor Bale
Defoe

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Matt October 27, 2012 at 7:56 pm

Defoe in behind Adebayor would be a far better option… Adebayor would hold the ball and Defoe would be dangerous around the edge of the box, living off scraps, a bit like a 442, but Defoe dropping in behind..

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mike haas October 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I think Gallas need to give way to Caulker as her and Vertonghen are our future. I also agree that having Adie behind defor gives us a rotation option.

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Horny Helen October 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Siggy not Dempsey.

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jjames October 27, 2012 at 1:27 pm

SURELY Walker is going to be dropped SOMETIME !!!!!!!

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Jon October 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Friedel
Walker Caulker Gallas Vertonghen
Sandro Dembele
Lennon Dempsey Bale
Adebayor But in a 4 4 1 1

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costas perdikis October 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Lloris Walker Dawson Caulker Vertonghen
Lennon Sandro Dembele Bale
Defoe Adebayor

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noobs October 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Lloris
Naughton Gallas Caulker Vertonghen
Sandro Dembele
Lennon Ade Bale
Defoe

Can’t see us not scoring, so lets keep it tight at the back!

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Keith October 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Please no Defoe give Ade a chance Mr offside (Defoe) can’t hold it up,and only takes 1in 6 opertunities to find the net .And while we are at it,when is Lennon going to get to the byline instead of cutting in.

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kenny October 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm

lloris is a must, walker a liability drop him pls, adebayor in place of mr offside defoe, the rest pick themselves really.

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jay October 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

no gallas please

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Herman October 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Why everyone hating on walker? He will come good? One of our payers of year last year! Would you rather a stalteri?

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Colin October 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Lloris,
Naughton, Caulker, Gallas, Vertoghen.
Sandro, Dembele
Lennon, Defoe (or Dempsey), Bale,
Adebayour

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JOHN ADAM October 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Lloris
Naughton Caulker Dawson Vertonghen
Lennon Sandro Dembele Bale
Defoe Adebayor

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paul bates October 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Lloris
walker caulker vertonghen naughton
sandro dembele siggurdson
bale defoe lennon

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wayne October 28, 2012 at 12:52 pm

all thick thinking drop walker young player of the year for a reason last season and drop defoe? hes our top scorer get a grip plz

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