Walker, Kaboul, Gallas, Assou-Ekotto
Parker, Sandro, Modric
Van der Vaart
Steinsson, Ream, Wheater, Ricketts
Pratley, Reo-Coker, M. Davies, Petrov
Aaron Lennon could overcome his hamstring injury in time to feature for Tottenham against Bolton in the FA Cup.
Spurs have missed the winger’s outlet, struggling for balance in midfield with Luka Modric’s impact almost completely nullified on the flank.
I expect Ledley King to be given the day off by Harry Redknapp with the visit of Stoke City lined up for Wednesday. William Gallas made his return against Everton as a substitute and there is every chance that he will be preferred over Ryan Nelson to partner Younes Kaboul in defence.
It is a choice of Jermain Defoe or Louis Saha to line-up in attack alongside Emmanual Adebayor. With Defoe’s decent record in the Cup this season, and that he needs games, I think Redknapp will opt for the diminutive striker ahead of the Frenchman.
Other than that, it is just the usual names climbing onto the treatment table every day with Gomes (knee), Michael Dawson (ankle), Jermaine Jenas (Achilles), David Bentley (knee) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) all ruled out for the long term.
For Bolton, I am plumping for Jussi Jaaskelainen to return between the goalposts.
Other than that, I expect Owen Coyle to name an unchanged line-up from the team who narrowly beat Queens Park Rangers last time out, with Arsenal loanee Ryo Miyaichi likely to start alongside Ivan Klasnic in attack.
In term of injuries, Tyrone Mears (knee) and Marcos Alonso (ankle) remain out, but are expected back in training before the end of the month. In better news, fans’ favourite Stuart Holden (knee) could make a return within four weeks after six months out.
||DID YOU KNOW?|
- Tottenham have progressed through four of their previous six FA Cup ties against Bolton, last meeting in 2010.
- Spurs have been eliminated from three of their last four FA Cup quarter-finals.
- Jermain Defoe (pictured right) has scored three goals in four FA Cup outings this season.
- Only Everton (41), Arsenal (39) and Manchester United (38) have appeared in more FA Cup quarter-finals than Tottenham (36).
- Spurs have won seven and lost none of their last eight home FA Cup games and have scored more than one in each of their last nine at White Hart Lane (27 in total).
- Bolton have progressed through eight of their 13 previous FA Cup sixth-round ties.
- The Trotters have only lost one of their eight FA Cup sixth-round games away from home (excluding replays), winning four and drawing three.
- Owen Coyle's men have scored two own goals on their last FA Cup trip to White Hart Lane, losing the game 0-4 (in February 2010).
- None of the last 16 meetings between Spurs and Bolton in all competitions have been won by the visiting side.
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