YOU’RE THE BOSS: Who should start for Spurs vs Pompey?


David Bentley - Header

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to maintain their stranglehold on fourth place when Portsmouth visit White Hart Lane.

If you were Harry Redknapp, would you make changes to the side which started against Fulham in midweek?  Leave your chosen starting XI’s below.

Here’s what we have come up with:-


Corluka (Kranjcar*) – Dawson – Bassong (Kaboul*) – Bale

Bentley – Huddlestone – Palacios – Modric

Gudjohnsen – Pavlyuchenko

* Designated if starter isn’t fit

Have something to tell us about this article?


  1. ……………………gomes


    …………hudd……………….. palac



  2. For me, Palacios has to sit and get healthy. If Walker is able, he should start at RB, otherwise BAE. Gomes, Walker, Dawson, Bassong, Bale, Hudd, Kaboul, Bentley, Modric, Eidur, Pav with Crouch, Kranjcar, Palacios, Rose, Livermore, Alnwick on the bench. Palacios and Kranjcar would only be used if absolutely necessary as Kranjcar looks tired and Wilson is injured and is on 9 bookings. COYS

  3. Pav is technically streets ahead of Crouch….who fumbles most of the many balls that go to him. So for me, Pav starts, if he's fit.

  4. Why doesn't Harry give Walker a chance at right back? Corluka is lucky to be no.1 pick after some recent ponderous performances. Bale has definitely made the LB slot his own. Dawson plus the fittest other in the centre. MIDFIELD R-L : Bentley, Palacios/Kranjcar (depending on fitness), Huddlestone, Modric(too flimsy for the centre and links play excellently down the flank with Bale). I agree with the fella above, put Gud and Pav together up front. Thought Crouch was good against Fulham but when he plays, the tendency for our fullbacks and keeper is to lump it up to him and hope for the best. Stoke City we are not!

  5. i agree with the choice .may be ekoto can play on the right even if it's not his position and even if he dont now what is happening as harry said but he is a pure defender.

  6. Palacios needs resting to get rid of is yellow peril this would be my first half team Gomes Walker Kaboul Dawson Bale Bentley Huddlestone Gudjonhnsen Kranjcar Townsend Crouch

  7. Wilson needs to rest the adductor, so I think Harry might sit him out of this one. Walker seems to have picked up a knock too, so I don't expect him to be rushed into Charlie's position.

    Kaboul, Dawson, Bassong, BAE
    Bentley, Modric, Hudd, Bale
    Crouch, Gudjohnsen

    The only reason I would place Gudjohnsen ahead of Pav, is we will need someone to link up with this midfield setup. Pav might could be used as a super sub later on in the match. Crouch's height will be necessary, and I can see his style complimenting Eidur's as it did in the last match.

    Praying for the 3 points. COYS!

  8. Gomes

    Walker, Dawson, Bassong, Bale
    Bentley, Huddlestone, Palacios, Modric
    Gudjohnsen, Pavlyuchenko


  9. lets face it as much as they will battle we r by far the better team weakend or not great season id go for seein we r at home and full of it (it) bein i duno but its great ______ gomes____ kaboul bassong dawson__ekotto bale__ bentley hudd modric__ __ pav edgar ____

  10. lets face it as much as they will battle we r by far the better team weakend or not great season id go for seein we r at home and full of it (it) bein i duno but its great


    kaboul bassong dawson
    ekotto bale
    bentley hudd modric

    pav edgar



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.