Jermain Defoe is out as we know but it seems that the club have managed to rush Emmanuel Adebayor back from AFCON in time to take JD’s place.
Ade’s inclusion would seem to tie up 10/11ths of the side but the big question once again will be over Lewis Holtby. The German has looked impressive in his two substitute appearances so far and AVB must be tempted to include our new signing in the starting XI.
But where does he go? The obvious answer is for Holtby to take Clint Dempsey’s place and slot in behind Ade in a 4-4-1. However, Andre will also see the American as a vital piece of the side after his recent goal scoring run.
The back five now seem settled after a period of shuffling but will AVB be tempted to bring in Kyle Naughton at the expense of BAE or possibly even Kyle Walker on the right?
In midfield, Bale and Lennon are obvious starters but is there any way that Parker and Dembele could make way?
This is how we think the side will line up with Holtby starting from the bench once again but what’s your view?