Team news is in ahead of tonight’s kick off and for once, Tim Sherwood has given a comprehensive round up of all the likely absentees.
“Gylfi’s not too far away, he has a slight strain,” Sherwood said after Tuesday training.
“Vlad still isn’t right. He has a back injury and it might be some time before he returns.
“Erik had a thigh strain, he’s over compensated with that and now it’s referred to his back.
“That’s not great news, but Younes is back in training, Jan has played a few games now and he looked stronger at the weekend, Paulinho is back, Andros as well, he just needs minutes and we all know what he can do once he’s firing again.”
So once again we could see very few changes from the team that started the match against Everton. Andros Townsend could come into contention but those comments hint that Tim may start him on the bench.
Roberto Soldado is an option up front with Adebayor but will the coach really switch from the 4-5-1 now that we are away from home?
Here’s how we think Sherwood will set us up but what’s your opinion?