Andre Villas-Boas has been consistent in his selection policy since the beginning of the season. He known what’s been his best team and stuck with it, making allowances for the injuries which have occurred. He has given those who have had injury problems, Sandro and Younes Kaboul, time to get back to full fitness and given them and other squad players match time in the Europa League games.
With the international matches almost completed and Premier League football about to recommence with Tottenham away to Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon, who do you want to see return to the Spurs team?
The defeat against West Ham came as a wake up call or a reality check so having had ten days to consider it, Andre Villas-Boas might be considering a reshuffle of the pack. There’ll be no dramatic alterations to his game-plan but he may make some minor adjustments if the players are available, depending on injury.
A number of players who haven’t been available for a number of reasons may now be ready to stake a claim for selection.
Danny Rose – first choice at left back until injured in mid-September.
Vlad Chiriches – unavailable due to his work visa and needing time to find his feet at a new club but has now played in central defence in the Europa League and Cup games.
Sandro – recovered from injury and all-action in the games he played in Europe.
Lewis Holtby – missed the start of the season with injury but has been very effective in European matches.
Aaron Lennon – out since the opening day, Townsend has impressed but on returning to full fitness is there a place for both of them in the team?
Erik Lamela – has only been used off the bench for Premier League games but is now the time to give him a start?
Nacer Chadli – linked well with Rose in the early games until both were injured.
Emmanuel Adebayor – would a motivated Adebayor provide another option up front?
Younes Kaboul – minor injury issues are delaying his return to full fitness so unsure about his availability.
Etienne Capoue – impressed in his early games but injured at beginning of September and may not be ready to make a return.
Which 2 players would you consider including in the team?