Our title for this piece could have easily read – Our team to face Benfica, who knows? – while some of you will certainly be saying Who Cares? Our four senior central defenders are all ruled out for different reasons so it’s almost a case of putting some names into a hat.
Along with the missing Chiriches, Dawson, Vertonghen and Kaboul, Emmanuel Adebayor, Paulinho, Erik Lamela, Kyle Walker, Mousa Dembele and Etienne Capoue are also ruled out.
The questions start in goal where Hugo Lloris has stayed behind. If Tim Sherwood retains hope of winning the game then he’ll start with Brad Friedel but later on there may be a chance to give Jordan Archer a run out.
At the back, Zeki Fryers, Sandro, Kyle Naughton, Danny Rose and Serbian under 19 International Milos Veljkovic are in the running to cover for the absences. In midfield the problems aren’t so acute while up front, Roberto Soldado will deputise for Adebayor and may or may not be joined by Harry Kane.
It’s anyone’s guess so here’s ours but what’s your view?