Team news is in and there are further injury doubts following Thursday’s disastrous 3-1 defeat at home to Benfica. Kyle Walker and Emmanuel Adebayor have picked up knocks and along with Mousa Dembele, both are doubts for Sunday’s North London derby.
“Mousa Dembele, Emmanuel Adebayor and Kyle Walker are all struggling,” said Tim Sherwood at his Friday press conference.
Meanwhile, Gylfi Sigurdsson is back in training but Erik Lamela, Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue and Michael Dawson are all ruled out.
It’s hard to fathom why Roberto Soldado would have been rested if he wasn’t in line to play in this match although it’s just the type of game where the coach would revert to 4-5-1. If Ade is unfit however, then the Spaniard will definitely start.
In the back four, it’s hoped that we have four fit defenders ahead of Kyle Naughton while the midfield retains a number of options despite those injuries. Here’s our preferred selection but what’s your view?