Sherwood has trusted young Frenchman Nabil Bentaleb since he took over mid December, but unfortunately, the youngster had a nightmare against City, and we think he’ll be dropped for Paulinho, who is fit once again.
MC) Mousa Dembele
Dembele and Paulinho will make a very powerful midfield combination, although both will have to tame their attacking instincts as part of a midfield two. Lewis Holtby has joined Fulham on loan, and Sandro is not yet fit enough to start.
AMR) Aaron Lennon
Lennon offers the Tottenham team pace and directness down the right-hand side, and unlike Andros Townsend (who could start on the bench) prefers to take his man on down the outside than cut infield.