Head coach Andre Villas-Boas continues to put out a strong side in the Europa League while resting key players and the ones to definitely miss out this evening are Andros Townsend, Paulinho and Kyle Walker.
“The squad has responded well to rotation,” said Andre.
“We have left three players at home – Andros, Kyle Walker and Paulinho – but we have still brought a very strong squad.”
“The players will embrace this game with that motivation and they have been excellent so far in this competition,” he concluded.
Etienne Capoue, Danny Rose and Younes Kaboul will also miss out through injury so the back five may well pick itself.
Further up the field there is talk of Emmanuel Adebayor making his first appearance of the season but will AVB use a 4-4-2 to accommodate him? Behind the front one or possibly two there are almost endless permutations with Lewis Holtby, Nacher Chadli, Aaron Lennon, Erik Lamela, Sandro and Christian Eriksen among those battling for a starting slot.
Here are our thoughts but what’s your view?