Head coach Andre Villas-Boas confirmed that Jan Vertonghen and Paulinho had both been left at home as the club headed for Moscow for tonight’s Europa League clash.
“We made that decision because both players were involved in the game two days after we played Cardiff,” Andre explained.
“Kyle Walker has travelled, but we rested him for the game against Tromso. The logic is to rest these three players between these fixtures.
“Our strength in depth allows us to do that, so Jan hasn’t travelled, neither has Paulinho.”
Sandro should come in as a straight swap for Paulinho while Vlad Chiriches is available to cover for Jan in the centre. There was no update on Younes Kaboul so Michael Dawson could keep his place.
There should be plenty of changes throughout the team but the strength in depth that AVB refers too will allow him to start with a strong line up.
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