Head coach Andre Villas-Boas confirmed that Aaron Lennon and Moussa Dembele would be in the squad that travels to Stamford Bridge for tonight’s vital game. AVB was unclear as to their current fitness levels but his words suggested that both men are less than 100%.
“Moussa and Aaron will be selected, whether or not they will be available is something we prefer to hold onto and let people know when we get there,” said Andre.
“They had discomfort and tightness against Southampton and we decided not to risk them.
“As we took that decision, it means they are still in the frame for making this game.”
AVB also confirmed that Jake Livermore was fit again but there was no word on Scott Parker who sat out Saturday’s win.
There is however some confusion over Dembele who may not be travelling with the squad after all and that leaves the biggest questions in central midfield. Tom Huddlestone’s return to form makes him a likely starter anyway but will he now switch to the left with Parker coming back into the frame?
It’s a tough one to call – it could line up like this from the start but what’s your opinion?