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?