Probable Lineups

Missing Players

Player Reason Status
Adam Drury Out
Player Reason Status
Sandro Out
Younes Kaboul Out
William Gallas Doubtful
Emmanuel Adebayor Out

Team News

  • Adam Drury is Leeds' only injured absentee, having limped off after just 10 minutes in the replay against Birmingham in round 3 of the FA Cup.
  • The ever-controversial Senegalese attacker, El Hadji Diouf should start, and will provide much of the attacking threat for the home side.
  • It is unclear how strong a team Andre Villas-Boas will field for the trip to Leeds, with the fixtures piling up for his side and the FA Cup of less importance to them than the league.
  • He will probably make a few changes but will stick with a fairly strong lineup. Brad Friedel should play in goal with Lloris getting a rest.
  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto could start, as could Gylfi Sigurdsson, while the likes of Tom Huddlestone and Andros Townsend will be hoping for some involvement.

Prediction

  • Leeds manager Neil Warnock will certainly be prioritising his side's league campaign over a cup run, but he will also know what a win against a Premier League team could do in terms of giving his side a confidence boost.
  • Spurs have put out strong lineups in all competitions they have played in so far this season, and are unlikely to change that for this game. Andre Villas-Boas will field his big guns, with Lennon likely to play on his return to his boyhood club, and Bale, Defoe and co. joining him.
  • There have been 16 goals in the last 5 meetings between these teams, and we could well see plenty of goals again. If Leeds come out and attack they could well get hurt by Spurs' counter attacks, and though there is always the chance of an upset, the away side should be too strong.
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