Head coach Andre Villas-Boas was giving little away at yesterday’s press conference but the important news is that midfielder Sandro is fit to keep his place in the side after an injury scare at the weekend.
“Everyone is okay apart from the longer-term injuries,” said Andre as the club confirmed Sandro’s availability on the official website.
Can we therefore also assume that Moussa Dembele is also fit and ready to resume his central defensive pairing with Sandro at the expense of Tom Huddlestone?
The rest of the team probably picks itself with Hugo Lloris looking set for an extended run in goal while Jermain Defoe is the only option up front in the absence of suspended Emmanuel Adebayor.
Hugo and probably Dawson aside, we could see the personnel and formation that took the team on a winning run from Reading onwards. Here’s our prediction but what’s your view?