Tonight’s line up against Manchester City could be one of the hardest of the season to predict with news that Spurs have fresh injury worries over Luka Modric, Jermaine Jenas and Peter Crouch. With Bale, BAE and Huddlestone still expected to miss the game, the pool from which to choose is getting smaller.
The back five should remain unchanged while in midfield, Kranjcar may have been the obvious replacement for Bale but with Redknapp so reluctant to play him, Pienaar may step in if fit. In midfield, if Luka does miss out and Jenas is not fit in whatever sense to replace him, then it could be Lennon, VDV, Sandro and Pienaar with Defoe and Pav up front.
If that looks unbalanced or if Harry is equally reluctant to play Lennon from the start, a youngster could even feature in the way that Danny Rose slotted in on Saturday. Other than that, options look a little thin on the ground.