Mousa Dembele could join Andros Townsend, Jan Vertonghen and Younes Kaboul on the injury list ahead of today’s game with West Brom at White Hart Lane. The Belgian limped out of Sunday’s win at Southampton and will have a late test before the 3pm kick off.
“We’re pretty much as we were against Southampton,” said new head Coach Tim Sherwood.
“Mousa limped off after 50 minutes at Southampton, so we’ll have to assess him. Otherwise, we’ll go with what we’ve got available – and that’s not a bad team!”
With Paulinho suspended, there are problems for Sherwood in regards to defensive midfield although the news on the club website doesn’t mention Sandro. If the Brazilian is fit then surely he will start.
Tim could and would probably be happy to throw Nabil Bentaleb into the side to deputise for Dembele again and elsewhere in midfield, Nacer Chadli might just get the nod ahead of Erik Lamela.
Defence and Attack should be straightforward so here’s how we think it will start. What’s your view?