The big news for Spurs is that Emmanuel Adebayor is fit and ready to face his old club as Tottenham prepare to take on Arsenal in the third round of the FA Cup. Ade was stretchered off in the win at Old Trafford on Wednesday and looked at that point to be set for a long spell on the sidelines but Head Coach Tim Sherwood pointed towards simple cramp as the reason for his withdrawal.
“I spoke to Ade after United and he said he cramped up in all areas, some where he’d never cramped before, so he wasn’t sure if he had strains or pulls, but thankfully it has settled down, he’s had some great treatment and he’s ready to perform,” Sherwood said.
Elsewhere, we could see Jermain Defoe, Lewis Holtby and Andros Townsend having some involvement as all three returned to training.
“We’ll have to assess how far forward they are with their endurance, because the last thing we’d want is for one of them to take a strain and then they are out for another four, five weeks. We’ve big games after this as well, so we’ll be cautious with them,” he added.
A number of players are out – Sandro, Paulinho, Sigurdsson, Lamela, Kaboul, Vertonghen and Naughton so it’s an interesting one to call. Will Tim change things around with limited personnel for the FA Cup?
Here’s our best guess but what’s your view?