Capoue Starts: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Face Aston Villa

By on May 10, 2014
Emmanuel-Adebayor-Tottenham-Hotspur

Photo: TeamTalk

Tottenham Hotspur will look to round-off the season with a win against Aston Villa on Sunday which will ensure qualification to the Europa League next season. Here’s our predicted line-up for the game.

Tim Sherwood has his fair share of injury worries to contend with as he’s set to be without as many as seven first team squad players for the final game of the campaign.

Younes Kaboul is suspended after being sent off against West Ham last week and with Jan Vertonghen still injured, Vlad Chiriches is expected to come in alongside Michael Dawson at the back. Kyle Walker remains out with a pelvic injury so Kyle Naughton will continue at right-back and Danny Rose should keep his place on the left side of the defence.

Mousa Dembele is still out with an ankle injury and he’s joined by Belgian team-mate Nacer Chadli on the sidelines after he picked up hip and groin injuries last week. The good news is that Etienne Capoue is back in the squad and could start in midfield alongside Paulinho.

With Andros Townsend and Erik Lamela unavailable, Sherwood is likely to stick with the same side he’s opted for in recent weeks, with Aaron Lennon, Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane and Emmanuel Adebayor making up the attack.

Here’s the side we think Tim will select on Sunday:

What team do you think Sherwood will go with? Share your suggestions below.

Best of the web

6 Comments

  1. Tom

    May 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Paulinho and Capoue in central midfield. That must be the worst central midfield that Spurs have ever played.

    The two biggest donkeys at the club, paired together.

    Need to sell them both and bring in some proper footballers.

    • George

      May 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

      I agree Tom. The biggest problem is Levy we need him out whatever the cost.

    • decky1959

      May 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      You are an absolute twat and know nothing about our players.These players were tops when they arrived but were played in wrong positions and out for long spells due to injury.Maybe your problem is use dont watch enough football to know what players are good enough.

      • PJ

        May 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

        decky1959, they looked average when they arrived. Control, agility, dribbling, skill, movement, are lacking. Compared to Modric, Dembele, Tom Carroll, Bentaleb, Sigurdsson, Eriksen, they have looked technically average. They need a few seasons to develop.

  2. JOHNNY

    May 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    ALL THE SUMMER SIGNINGS ARE FAILURES IT REMINDS ME THAT THE FEE`S PAID FOR THESE DONKEY`S ARE NOT THE FEE`S PAID BY SPURS , I BELIEVE THERE ARE LOT`S OF PORY`S TOLD HERE SPURS WERE NEVER A CLUB TO PAY THE FULL WHACK ALLWAY`S LOOKING FOR THE CHEAP OPTIONS AND CUTTING CORNERS , ITS NOT ALLWAY`S THE TRUE BUSSINESS WAY AS LEVY WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE WE HAVE THROWEN ZILLIONS AWAY OVER THE LAST FEW DECADES AND GOT BITTEN RIGHT TO THE BONE , HENCE WHY WE ARE BEING SCREWED INTO THE GROUND BY THESE POOR EXCUSES FOR PLAYERS LEVY OUT .

  3. Terry Gadd

    May 10, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Whether Paulinho and Capoue looked tops when they arrived is neither here nor there. This game has to be won. You don’t put them in positions that have never played together before like that. Sherwood says he will field a side that wants to play for Tottenham. Some of these fellahs obviously do not fit that description. All I can say is thank god Kaboul was red carded last week.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *