There’s no comprehensive round up from the club as yet although earlier in the week, Head Coach Tim Sherwood did confirm that Andros Townsend and Mousa Dembele had returned to full training and were both in contention to start Sunday’s game.

“We’re positive on Andros and he has a chance he’s up for selection. He’s champing at the bit to return.”

Turning to Dembele, Sherwood added.

“He’s fine. He’s back out training again and he’s in the frame to start against Everton.”

But will Tim bring either man back? The two vulnerable players are Bentaleb and Lennon and those are potentially the only two changes from the side that started with Hull last week.

Here are our thoughts but what’s your view?



  1. Lloris

    Erikson behind Ade. Townsend on left, Lennon on right with freedom to swap wings.


  2. I’d hate to see Soldado start after watching him pull out of that header,Lennon and Paulinho were poor too.

    Anyone know when Lamela and Sandro will be back?

  3. Amazing to reflect on the sheer raw talent in the six potential attackers you list for Spurs — Adebayor & Soldado backed up by Lennon, Paulinho, Dembele & Eriksen. And that’s without figuring in Lamela, Townsend, Chadli, in a pinch, Sigurdsson. And the sheer lack of goals from them this season… I’m open to some conspiracy theories.

  4. On paper that could be our strongest starting line-up that we have fielded all year.

    It will be interesting to see how Sherwood handles the team now that everyone is back fit and competing for places. Does he have the management skills to handle the personalities if he doesn’t he could be quickly exposed and his ability to hold onto the hot seat will not last very long. I pray that this team starts to come together and turns it on to their full potential – they have the talent but are missing the belief to bury teams. COYS

  5. Lloris

    Start Sandro if fit and bring Capoue in as sub if Sandro can’t last full 90 due to fitness. Same with Townsend and sub in Chadli or Siggy if he tires out. Start off with Ade up front but if looking lackadaisical or not linking up well with team then sub in Soldado in the 50-60 min window.

  6. I’d keep it to a 4-4-1-1 I know we are at home but Eriksen free to roam behind Ade will pose more problems than being out player in midfield with Everton probably going with 1 up top.
    Walker, Chiriches, verts, rose
    Lennon, Paulinho/Sandro, Townsend

  7. Paulinho is rubbish, so I have no idea why anyone would pick him. Tom Carroll and Holtby are far better players.

    Soldado has also been rubbish, so why on earth is he getting in the team?

  8. There we go leaving rose out on the all by himseld again , ekrikson is gona be wasted out wide , he enjoys playing behind the forwards , dawson ?? Were kaboul?? How abt this article in the post DAVID GINOLA WANTS TO COACH ANDROS TOWNSEND AT TOTTENHAM
    POSTED BY ROB PARKER ON FEBR .. Plz mr levy this wht we need .. A churn in our coaching staff .. Worked for arsenal , chealsea , city , ginola to coach .. It has to be plz god !!!!

    • Townsend just runs and runs like a headless chicken.

      He doesn’t know where he is going and cannot shoot.

      Paulinho is even worse at shooting. He scored in the last game but only gets about 1 in 40 shots on target. Most of his shots are skied over the bar.

  9. Apart from Vertonghen, Sandro and Lloris, the only players to show any promise are Eriksen, Carroll, Pritchard and Holtby. The rest of the players are in the squad are nothing special.

    This is not a great squad, it is okay for a top 7 team.

  10. I’d like to see 433 if all players are fit!! Any news in lamela anyone?




    If lemela isn’t fit then chadi or Lennon in to replace and if sandro was fit replace dembele.

  11. Should have brought the creative players back from loan. This team can pass, create and score goals.


    Walker Dawson Vertonghen Chiriches

    Holtby Carroll

    Lamela Eriksen Pritchard


      • But we didn’t bring them back so they definitely can’t feature! And Chiriches and Lamela are still injured. We are talking about a team to face Everton THIS Sunday so why include half a team who aren’t available?

  12. Lloris,walker, Dawson, verts , rose, kaboul , Lennon , Townsend , dembele eriksen , adebayor , I’d put kaboul in front of back four as holding midfielder and dembele behind ade COYS

  13. I’m sorry to say I have to agree with h20poloman’s 9:11pm comment about the team Sherwood will pick. I like Sherwood and I think he is doing well, but I cannot see why he picks Soldado. On those rare occasions when Soldado has had a shot recently, he hasn’t even hit the target. No matter how well he’s playing in training, wouldn’t he benefit from a (prolonged) spell in the development squad to get his confidence back?
    Also – couldn’t we solve our LB problem by playing Kaboul there? I don’t know who would win a foot race between Rose and Kaboul, but the latter is certainly quicker than Verts, and he’s better at every other aspect of the game than Rose.

  14. PLEASE no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson no Dawson, maybe if I say it enough it won’t happen.


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