Gomes had been going back to his debut season fuck-ups recently and crosses and corners our ours if we come withing 5 meters of him he'll drop it. Although our corners the last day were woeful, need to take a good advantage of that.
Corluka will be in line with their CB alot more than attacking but can be prone to the odd marking fail. Usually solid but Hutton impressed recntly and if he plays at any time he's fresh and his pace could be difficult to control
King I'm assuming he'll make this game, EPL games depending. Solid CB and he'll be very important to them. Strong and if Milito's playing he'll eat him for breakfast.
Dawson/Bassong Depending on if both fit then Dawson plays, similar to King but put him under pressure and he'll struggle to keep it, great in the air. If it's Bassong then we're in luck
Assou-Ekotto Average fullback, provides the balls for Bale though and very prone to switching off in games and becomes invisible often. Maicon could dominate easily here.
Lennon Pace,Pace and more Pace. Chivu will struggle unless he stays close to him as he could be getting many crosses in to Crouch which could fuck us, hasn't hit it much this year but always a threat.
Huddlestone Will have to play in the holding role if partnered with Modric but if they're playing safe then Palacios could be his partner and he gets his range of passing coming off for him to Bale and Lennon.
Modric Without Van der Vaart then he'll be the creative spark, depending on what strikers are available then he could be CM or playing off the striker. Dangerous player and a hard-worker. Danger-man./Palacios if he's CM instead then he's just the Muntari of Spurs, check our shin guards are re-inforced.
Bale Give him space or hit him on the counter attck and he'll fuck us badly, strenght, pace and the energy of a 6 year old on crack, hits a mean cross too but is comfortable cutting in and having a crack. Maicon has his work cut out.
Crouch The only striker I'm 100& sure will start. You all know him really, the main tactic is a long-ball to him so Lucio needs to be there for those to watch flick-ons too.Decent touch on him too but shouldn't be too much trouble if he has the ball on the ground, quite weak too.
Pavlyuchenko If Defoe's fit then it'll be him but looks more likely to be Pav, when he's confident he's difficult to contain, typical #9 .
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More attcking option
Should be a great game, we have to look out if we have another high-defensive line their direct play and counter attacks could be very dangerous to Samuel-Lucio.
The majority of their team is unexperienced at this level but will definately be up for a scrap if we try one.
At home I'm confident of a win so I'll go with a 2-0 Eto brace and no injuries and a nice 3 points. we'll be glad of it going to White-Heart Lane.