Andre Villas-Boas has previously said that there hasn’t been an opportunity to combine two strikers up front and to keep Emmanuel Adebayor happy but could it finally happen in this game?
Despite the defeat to Chelsea two weeks ago, it’s been a good run in the Premiership and while we have won five of our last six, Wigan have just two wins all season.
Firstly, here’s the injury update as reported by AVB –
“We are waiting for information on Jake Livermore, hopefully he’ll feel better from the knock that he got against Norwich,” Andre said.
“Mousa will have further information on his injury today, so he will be out of the game. Ade has made a good return – he trained today – so he will be available for selection. Naughton and Mason are both back.
“So it’s positives and negatives for sure, but we have 25 players who want to do well.”
The standard 4-2-3-1 may well see an unchanged team from the win at Southampton with Brad Friedel keeping his place in goal. The only other question under that formation would be up front with Ade pushing Defoe for the lone striker’s slot.
Many would argue that if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it but this game offers an opportunity for a more attacking set up. This is how we’d like it to look – it probably won’t happen but what’s your view?