Just how many games dare he start Abebayor over the remaining games of the season?
If that is, Spurs get past FC Dnipro this Thursday – a reasonably sized IF!
Spurs could face up to an additional 7 extra games in the remainder of the season if they reach the Europa League.
Although some Spurs fans have yet again hit the panic button after the defeat to Norwich on the weekend, we are still only a point behind last season’s total (51 points) after 27 games and 3 behind the year before under Harry Redknapp (53).
Whatever some people say, the facts are Sherwood is still doing very well.
Of course we can’t control what Liverpool do as the season draws to a close, but their much fewer games to play – only 12, the fact they kept their world class talent and their stable management structure and a 6 point lead give them the advantage.
As I covered in a recent detailed post – https://www.spurs-web.com/app/tottenham-top-six-analysis/ Spurs are only the 6th biggest team in the Premiership so 4th place would be a significant over achievement.
Adebayor in the last 10 games has established himself as our most valuable player – a match winner. In all the doom and gloom a player, who like Bale last season, can and has won games. Spurs lack of goals this season, whilst improving is still cause for concern if Ade isn’t scoring.
Here is what our end of season run in could look like with an extended Europa Cup campaign.
Some Spurs fans would regard 5th in the League and a Europa League final a good season for Spurs. The current betting still has Spurs joint 3rd favourites, if we overcome FC Dnipro you can expect that us to go back to 2nd place favourites behind Juventus.
Here is the current betting:
Of the teams left in the competition only Juventus have a better squad based on Transfermkt’s latest squad values. So if we take this competition seriously we have every chance to do very well.
So when does Tim play Adebayor? It would seem high risk to play in in all our remaining games – up to 19 so how will Tim prioritise?
On paper Liverpool deserve 4th spot in the league, but last couple of seasons so have we and we have still missed out, so perhaps there are some more twists and turns.
You could elect to drop Ade for our home PL games, although it’s our home form that has let us down so if/until 4th Spot is out of reach surely Ade must play every PL game he can.
For me I’d keep Ade on the bench this Thursday and play Soldado with an attacking midfield playing both Eriksen and Townsend from the start and if we win that’s great and if we lose so be it. The pitch for the FC Dnipro home game was the worst I have seen in years on the White Hart Lane pitch you can expect a very different game.
When you look at the facts things aren’t that bad, so cheer up Spurs fans.
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