It’s widely expected that Louis Saha will make his Spurs bow this evening as there are injury doubts concerning Jermain Defoe, Rafael van der Vaart and Emmanuel Adebayor. However, these are only doubts and as we’ve seen before this season, these worries have a habit of failing to materialise.
Speaking at the end of last week, assistant Kevin Bond gave us a round up of Tottenham’s injury issues,
“Aaron and Jermain are being treated, both are extremely doubtful for Monday but obviously we’ll give them every chance,” Bond said.
“The medical staff are working hard to see if they can get them there.”
“Rafa went off with a calf strain and it’s a bit early to say what his prospects are for Monday. Kyle Walker should be fine.”
With Walker fit the back five is likely to be unchanged and there is just the one question mark in midfield where Lennon is struggling to make it.
Up front, Louis Saha could conceivably be our only fit striker if Ade, JD and VDV are all ruled out and with Pav gone, the only other forward named in the 25 man squad is Simon Dawkins.
As an alternative, Harry could go with a 5 man midfield and just a lone striker but this is how we think the team will look at the start – what do you think?