Team news is in and as we suspected here earlier, Andre Villas-Boas has brought Jermain Defoe into the starting line up for tonight’s game with Fulham. There’s no 4-4-2 however as Roberto Soldado drops to the bench.

There are further changes to the team which drew with Manchester United on Sunday as Etienne Capoue and Erik Lamela come in for Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli.

The full starting XI reads,

Lloris, Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen, Capoue, Sandro, Lennon, Paulinho, Lamela, Defoe.

And our subs,

Friedel, Naughton, Chadli, Holtby, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Soldado.

What do you think – has AVB got this one right or was this the perfect opportunity for Defoe and Soldado to combine up front?




  1. NO Dembele whats he playing at why does he not play this

    Walker, Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen
    , Sandro, Paulinho
    lennon,Dembele townsend

  2. Avb still hasnt worked out his best 11.
    We are still experimenting in december.
    This season may well have to be written off…
    Where is dembele??

  3. How could AVB leave out Dembele after his excellent display against Man U on Sunday? Why Defoe? if the reports are right he is leaving at the end of December for the States
    The only way Soldado is going to come good is by playing.
    But then perhaps AVB is going to go all defensive against FULHAM!!I want the guy to succeed but he worries me as a Spurs supporter for the past 45 years.

  4. How much longer is Daniel Levy going to carry on with this dangerous lunatic?Gus Hiddink or ANYONE else in please.
    What is more annoying is that he thinks he is God’s gift to football tactics and management.

  5. just watched thatfirst half ohh my way wont the ball go in for us is it a curse ,,,i bet fulham goalie man of the match…ok to win this game its simple take off the lamb and bring on townsend take off capoo bring on the dado

  6. You plonker Rodney(Dawson) yes i thought that . We were all over the place at the back against them .Some very last ditch tackles and a lot more of that AVB luck . We got three points but it was very ugly . The AVB debate goes on.


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