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?