The big news from a Tottenham perspective is that Aaron Lennon is set to return to the squad for Saturday’s game with Wigan and AVB must surely be looking to include such an influential player from the very start.
“Aaron has trained with the team and is back in contention,” said Andre. “It’s good to have him back. He’s a player who has had a great impact this season.”
That leaves just Sandro, Younes Kaboul and William Gallas on the sidelines and it could mean a return to the starting XI that played for most of our recent, twelve game unbeaten run.
The coach keeps changing the back four around so this is tough to predict. Will he keep Dawson and Vertonghen in the middle or bring Caulker in and move Jan out to the left?
With Lennon likely to start, it does leave a question in midfield as to who to leave out. It’s hard to see AVB changing the centre pairing and he must be reluctant to omit Clint Dempsey after the American continued his habit of scoring important goals last weekend.
Up front it’s either Defoe or Ade or possibly, but unlikely, both.
Here’s our predicted starting XI but what’s your view?