Head coach Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that Jermain Defoe and Tom Huddlestone will stay on the sidelines for this match and they join long term injury victims Sandro and Younes Kaboul.

“Defoe is going to be out, further to our long-term injuries with Younes and Sandro,” AVB said.

“Tom Huddlestone is going to be out of the game due to some minor pain in the knee. We hope to have most of the players available and free for selection.”

Andre also confirmed that Brad Friedel will start in goal but how many other first team regulars will join Hugo Lloris on the bench?

The back four may stay the same but Jan Vertonghen and Benoit Assou-Ekotto could step back in after missing out at the weekend.

In midfield, if anyone is to be rested it could be the central pairing of Scott Parker and Moussa Dembele but with no league game this weekend, will AVB keep things as they are?

Emmanuel Adebayor may now start up front but who will slot in behind him?

Despite the lack of a league fixture in three days’ time we think Andre will keep his usual mix of regulars and fringe players. Here’s how we think we will line up but what’s your view?

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  1. LOL – What you been smoking? Livermore and Sigs have never lined up together in CM. Holtby behind Ade would be nice to see, potentially our best 2.

  2. Best available 11 please, We don’t have a game on Saturday and a full week before the return leg.
    Play the best team available.

    Bradley
    Walker —-Dawson–Vertonghen—BAE
    Parker———Dembele
    Lennon—–Holtby—–Bale
    —————-Ade—————–

    • And mine on top of that.
      Having heard AVB’s comments about how Lyon is a CL side, further confirms that it will be a very strong starting eleven. No resting, no experiments just top class Spurs footballers.
      Yes please……………

      COYS

  3. We know that Friedel and Gallas will play, with us having the weekend off I expect a strong team.

    Friedel
    Walker Gallas Vertonghen BAE
    Parker Holtby
    Lennon Sigurdsson Bale
    Adebayor

  4. BALE
    BALE BALE BALE BALE
    BALE BALE BALE BALE
    BALE BALE
    Now that we are a 1 man team lol

    friedel
    walker dawson vertonghen benny
    lennon parker dembele holtby
    bale
    adebayor

  5. Starting XI: Friedel; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, BAE; Dembele, Sigurdsson; Lennon, Holtby, Bale; Adebayor.

    Subs: Lloris; Naughton, Caulker; Parker, Sigurdsson, Huddlestone; Dempsey.

    With the experience that William Gallas has, really wouldn’t be too surprised to see him in defence. Also, I’ve been saying for months that Sigurdsson has to be given a start now and then, he still hasn’t had a real chance. He sit on the bench, comes on for five minutes, then doesn’t make an appearance for another three weeks. Waste.

  6. Freidel

    Naughton Caulker Vertonghen BAE

    Livermore Dembele

    Siggy Holtby Bale

    Adebayor

    Subs: Lloris, Byrne, Gallas, Luongo, Carroll, Lennon, Obika

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