I don’t know why, but I feel quite optimistic that we will get a result at White Hart Lane this afternoon. I may well end up regretting writing that, but we’ll see. I suspect that a few changes will be rung in the team selection with Dean Ashton replacing Carlton Cole and Scott Parker possibly featuring either in the starting line-up or on the bench. Matty Upson is rated only 50-50, so expect to see Jonathan Spector come in for him. The last two results will hopefully have given everyone a wake-up call. Having reached 40 points certain players seem to have become rather complacent. Europe is still a possibility, even if not a probability now. But we certainly don’t want to let Spurs overtake us. If we win today, we’ll be 11 points ahead of them on 43 points. So, this is my expected lineup.
Green, McCartney, Neill, Upson/Spector, Ferdinand, Ljungberg, Noble, Mullins, Boa Morte, Parker, Ashton. Subs: Wright, Pantsil, Zamora, Cole, Tomkins.