The ‘big’ team news ahead of tomorrow’s end of season clash with Aston Villa is that Etienne Capoue is available again after a spell on the sidelines but the most likely destination for the Frenchman is the bench.
With Younes Kaboul suspended, Tim Sherwood may just be tempted to play Capoue in the centre of defence if he decides that Vlad Chiriches represents too much of a risk. Meanwhile, Erik Lamela, Jan Vertonghen, Kyle Walker, Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele and Andros Townsend are all ruled out.
There had been suggestions that Sherwood may bring in some youngsters for this match with Alex Pritchard one of the contenders. However, the current head coach will aim for the positive result that takes us into Europe and while we may see a young bench, the starting XI should be a little more predictable.
Soldado for Kane is a possible switch but otherwise it’s a fairly predictable line up for us. What’s your view?