Confirmed XI Lloris (C), Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Lucas, Son
On the face of it, not a bad XI under the circumstances.
Jan Vertonghen is no wallflower and I don’t expect him to bore us with the same ‘ooh, my injury’ nonsense that we’ve had inflicted upon us by Dele Alli.
Speaking of growing a pair, Christian Eriksen and Dele need to act like men, opposed to mice this evening.
The Wanyama/Dier axis has never worked, but this is a moot point, we realised after the last window that Dembele wasn’t going to be replaced anytime soon.
Lucas MUST offer more than huff and puff.
Erik Lamela is the super sub? No, me neither.
Oh yes, and don’t forget that Jim White wants a bloody good metaphorical kicking for his mischievous ‘Sky Sources suggest that Harry Kane could feature’ guano.
Here’s their side.
There’s danger here Hakim Ziyech has scored or assisted a goal in four of Ajax’s five Champions League knockout games this season (2 goals, 2 assists).
He set up Donny van de Beek for Ajax’s goal in the first leg against Tottenham.
May your gods go with you.