Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Spurs Team News

A quick update before the Spurs game.
Most of the press is reporting the return of Denilson to the squad after missing the West Ham game (here from the Beeb), plus Toure and Adebayor are pushing for a place having been on the bench last time. Sagna is also expected to be fully fit, so AW has an interesting choice to make tonight for his first XI.
Harry Rednapp will have Spurs fired up for this and you can virtually guarantee that he will play 4-5-1 with Modric off Bent or Pavlyuchenko, with Jenas sitting behind. There might be a temptation for the attack minded Rednapp to through caution to the wind and start 4-4-2 with Bentley and Lennon down the wings, but I doubt it as Ledley King is unlikely to play (having played twice last week), so Harry will have to be a bit more cautious knowing that he has no one who can defend. But you never know with Harry.
Its a tricky call for AW and I think it all depends on whether he wants Walcott to start, or to keep him as a big impact substitute on about 60 minutes. If Walcott does start, then I would opt for Song in midfield with Cesc, who gives a better defensive balance to the team. If AW goes for Eboue on the right and Walcott on the bench, then you can make a case for Denilson to start to add a bit more forwards momentum. Gallas will keep his place, which is a shame as I would like to see Toure and Silvestre play together. But Kolo may just get in ahead of Fishface for this one, so I reckon AW will start like this:
Sagna Toure Gallas Clichy
Walcott Song Cesc Nasri
That should be more than enough to send the Spudders back up the Seven Sisters with no points....
Come on you Reds !

1 comment:

Obsinho said...

I'd quite like to see Diaby in the middle of the park.

His height and quick feet should do for Modric and Jenas.

But then if Modric does play "in the hole", Diaby may not be disciplined enough to track back. Which is also where Denilson has been caught out once or twice already this season.

Will be a tense game I think. I can't concnetrate at all today....