Tim Sherwood’s first, first choice XI as Tottenham’s interim boss is a tough one to call but our former midfielder did give his injury round up and the problem area is in defence, where Vlad Chiriches may just be able to answer the call.
“Vlad has a chance,” said Tim who confirmed that Jan Vertonghen was still ruled out while Michael Dawson is missing through suspension .
Would Sherwood risk Vlad ahead of a vital game this weekend and a busty Christmas period? It doesn’t sound as if he is fully fit so we could see a real makeshift back four.
In midfield there are almost infinite permutations while Jermain Defoe should start up front amidst fresh rumours that he is off to Canada in January. The other question is whether the new coaching team will abandon 4-2-3-1 and play two up front.
Here’s our best guess but what’s your view?