LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Sandro of Tottenham in action during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan at White Hart Lane on March 9, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
As most of you know, Spurs are pretty decimated by injuries at the moment. As a result, we're starting four true central midfielders out of necessity. The bench features some decent midfield players, so I guess it's not as bad as it first seems. Perhaps Harry is going narrow for tactical reasons.
God, is it really that big of a deal that I accused Harry of thinking? No need to throw things.
Spurs' setup could be a 4-4-2 narrow diamond, but my guess is that we'll see Rafael van der Vaart and Luka Modric drifting inside from wide positions. Wigan go with their classic 4-3-3/4-5-1 hybrid that always becomes the latter because they're Wigan. Here are your lineups.
Tottenham Hotspur lineup (4-4-2): Gomes; Assou-Ekotto, Bassong, Dawson, Corluka; van der Vaart, Sandro, Jenas, Modric; Defoe, Pavlyuchenko
Wigan Athletic lineup (4-3-3): Al-Habsi; Figueroa, Alcaraz, Caldwell, Boyce; Watson, Cleverley, McCarthy; Moses, N'Zogbia, Rodallega
This game can be seen on FoxSoccer.tv in the United States and kicks off at 10 am ET.