Team news is in ahead of Thursday’s Europa League tie with Benfica and it shows two important players returning to the squad. Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose are both back to full fitness and are in contention for a starting slot.
“Danny has trained for two or three days now,” said Tim Sherwood. “We’ve got him back quickly after he went off against Norwich and he’s not lost that much training.
“It’s good to have Christian back, we’ve all seen how he can affect football matches, so we hope he can do the same again, if selected,” added the coach.
This is a tricky one to call with a number or injuries reducing Sherwood’s options. Etienne Capoue, Erik Lamela and Vlad Chriches are all out while there is a doubt over Moussa Dembele so does Sherwood leave players in reserve ahead of the North London Derby or play the strongest possible side in the hope of landing a trophy?
Andros Townsend, Harry Kane, Aaron Lennon, Nabil Bentaleb and Nacer Chadli will be among those pushing for a start while the manager seems almost certain to play two up front at home.
It’s been impossible to second guess the selections under Tim Sherwood – here’s what we think for tonight but what’s your view?