Predicted Tottenham Hotspur XI to play West Bromwich Albion - If it's not broken, don't fix it

West Brom The Hawthorns

Match to be played on Saturday 12th April 2014 at 15:07. Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich.

Tottenham Hotspur will be confident heading into their game against West Brom this weekend after they destroyed Sunderland earlier this week.

Tim Sherwood’s side have been on the end of some heavy defeats during his short spell in charge so it was important for the team to secure a big win ahead of another match against a team looking to climb up the table.

Here’s the side Sherwood may opt for this weekend.

GK – Hugo Lloris

The Frenchman will keep his place unless he picks up an injury. He’s commanding of his box and always looking for ways to take the pressure away from his back four.

RB – Kyle Naughton

Naughton should continue at right-back as Kyle Walker continues to recover from a groin problem. He’ll be important providing some extra width.

CB – Younes Kaboul

Kaboul injects real strength into the back four. He’s a big unit and very difficult for any striker to get the better of.

CB – Vlad Chiriches

Chiriches is arguably the quickest player in Tottenham’s defence. He’s capable of impressive bursts of speed and can make up for teammate errors.

LB – Danny Rose

Rose needs to settle down and simply control his side of the defence. He’s also very quick and can be effective at both ends of the pitch.

RM – Aaron Lennon

Lennon will be a very important player if Tottenham are forced to counter attack in this game. He has the pace to exploit any pockets of space.

CM – Paulinho

Paulinho impressed after Sherwood brought him back into the side after his comments about not playing as much as he’d like. There’s plenty of midfield talent on Tottenham’s bench so he needs to keep up his performances.

CM – Christian Eriksen

The Dane was very good against Sunderland and is far more effective from a central position. Expect him to occasionally switch with Chadli on the left.

LM – Nacer Chadli

Chadli is a player who has thrived and got better under Sherwood’s guidance. He’s still not the finished article but can be effective in this game.

ST – Harry Kane

Kane may just keep his place after grabbing his first Premier League goal against the Black Cats. Sherwood should recognise that he’ll be sky high on confidence right now.

ST – Emmanuel Adebayor

Adebayor has been brilliant under Sherwood and he’s a player who can take this game away from the Baggies very quickly.

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