Head coach Andre Villas-Boas reports that there is an outside chance that Jermain Defoe could be fit to start tomorrow’s North London derby but Clint Dempsey remains sidelined with a calf problem.
“Jermain has trained with the team for the last two days and will train again tomorrow,” AVB said.
You feel that Andre would try to slot JD in if at all possible but is he fit enough to start a game of this magnitude?
The striking issue could be the only question in terms of personnel and in all other areas of the pitch, the starting XI may well be unchanged from that which began the West Ham game on Monday night.
AVB has a habit of switching the defence around but at the moment, BAE is struggling for form at left back. Jan Vertonghen has said that this isn’t his preferred position but the Belgian is currently part of a first choice back four that includes Walker, Dawson and Caulker.
It’s hard to see anyone making way in the midfield although Gylfi Sigurdsson may be pressing for a start following his first Premier League goal for the club.
Here’s how we think Spurs will line up with Defoe waiting on the bench but what’s your view?