Spurs line-up against QPR this weekend, as Andre Villas-Boas looks for his first win as Tottenham manager at White Hart Lane.
Last season Gareth Bale scored twice against the ‘Super Hoops’ as Spurs dominated the Ranger boys 3-1. Our Welsh wing-wizard knows that QPR carry a threat though and wants to continue the momentum we’ve gained from beating Reading.
“We want to build on our win against Reading and take our form into the next game. It’s important we get the win and keep that run going in the Premier League.”
Andre Villas-Boas is also not taking QPR lightly; fully aware that they are putting together a strong squad that will prove effective once they have gelled.
“We have to be careful, because QPR’s position doesn’t reflect the team they can be, and certainly the position they can finish. This is a team that made tremendous changes in the summer window, brought in important players from throughout the world, players who were European champions and World Cup winners.”
AVB knows the importance of taking three points this weekend with a number of the top teams playing each other.
“It’s an important weekend because the teams at the top meet each other, but we have to make sure we do our business against a difficult team.”
Factors affecting the Spurs line-up this week
The Spurs line-up will continue to be without Scott Parker and Younes Kaboul whilst they recover from long-term injuries. Emmanuel Adebayor is also a doubt with the hamstring problem that saw him miss the Lazio match. A tackle at the end of that game hurt Kyle Naughton, his absence could mean a reshuffle at left back without the already injured Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
As far as other selection headaches go, AVB also has a trip to Carlisle on Wednesday in the Capital One Cup to think about. That could see him bring back Brad Friedel in goal this weekend, with Hugo Lloris then earmarked for the trip to Brunton Park.
He will also have to decide whether he starts Clint Dempsey or brings back Gylfi Sigurdsson? Dempsey’s work rate sees him get the nod for me to deal with the industrious Alejandro Faurlin at the base of the QPR midfield. AVB may go with Gylfi though, having rested him for most of the Lazio match.
Here’s my predicted Spurs line-up and formation to face QPR
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