Spurs are assessing Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen ahead of this afternoon’s game at White Hart Lane. Both men featured in Thursday’s Europa League win over Anzhi but with defence being the main problem area, Rose is the man most likely to start.
Vlad Chiriches and Younes Kaboul are said to be struggling and with Jan Vertonghen definitely ruled out, AVB’s options are slim.
There are the usual questions in midfield however and up front where Roberto Soldado may come back in after his hat trick in the week.
“We have to think about it,” said Villas-Boas.
“It’s a bit premature [to say who will start]. We always wanted to give this game to Roberto after two games in a row for Jermain, who was deserving his chance as well. Now it’s about putting the best possible strategy of the game and seeing what we can do.
“What this will help is put the player back with confidence with his final touch and a striker always lives off goals so it’s extremely important.”
As always there are so many permutations – here are our thoughts but what’s your view?