There’s no real team news coming out of White Hart Lane just yet so we assume that there are no new injury concerns following Thursday night’s game in Rome. One enforced change from last Saturday will come as Emmanuel Adebayor starts his three match ban but will AVB look to keep a more attacking formation?
4-4-2 does seem to be out of the question with no credible candidate to take Ade’s place. Clint Dempsey could fill in and the club could promote someone like Jon Obika but it’s more likely that Jermain Defoe will be on his own up front.
At the back, the question remains over Lloris or Friedel and while logic might suggest that Hugo will start after his performance on Thursday, no-one would be surprised to see Brad between the posts.
The back four will probably pick itself while Tom Carroll may just fill in on the left centre after his performance in Rome. Reports suggest that Dembele isn’t ready so Carroll may be in a three way fight with Huddlestone and Sigurdsson this weekend.
Here’s one option for AVB but what’s your view?