Sandro receives his first Premier League start today
Shenanigans will ensue
Tottenham lineup (4-4-1-1): Gomes / Assou-Ekotto, Gallas, King, Hutton / Bale, Huddlestone, Sandro, Modric / van der Vaart / Pavlyuchenko
Fulham lineup (4-4-2): Schwarzer / Salcido, Hangeland, Hughes, Baird / Dempsey, Murphy, Greening, Davies / Dembele, Kamara
I'm not 100% sure on the placement of Dempsey and Greening. Could be Greening on the left and Dempsey in the middle, we'll have to see, but I'm assuming it's Greening in the middle and Dempsey out wide.
Pleasantly surprised to see Sandro get his first Premier League start. Undecided on whether or not I like King in the lineup. I'm wondering if Harry things he's fit enough to play two games in four days or if he's throwing in the towel for the game at the San Siro.
I'm not inherently opposed to seeing Modric on the right, but it could lead to the problem I addressed in yesterday's preview. If he drifts to the inside and cheats on his defensive responsibilities, we could see Hutton left to do the job of two players. Lennon is available off the bench and I wouldn't be surprised to see him around the 60th minute for either Modric or van der Vaart, maybe Sandro if we're trailing and Harry needs to get aggressive.
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