At the time of writing there have been no new injury updates but it’s worth keeping in mind AVB’s words prior to the FC Sheriff game. Reporting on Sandro, Danny Rose, Zeki Fryers and Nacer Chadli, Villas-Boas said,
“He (Sandro) was substituted with some pain in his hamstring, so we’ve left him out of this game,” reported Andre Villas-Boas after training on Wednesday.
“Danny and Zeki have been making progress and Nacer is already back to a 50 per cent run, so we hope to see him available for selection for the City game.”
Expect to see the same back five that started the game against Everton with Roberto Soldado returning up front. However, Thursday night’s game leaves huge questions in the middle of the park. The displays from Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen will put huge pressure on Aaron Lennon and Lewis Holtby respectively while Etienne Capoue seems ready to come back if Sandro doesn’t make it.
Once again this is more about what we’d like to see than what we think will actually happen but what’s your view?