What the hell is Grant up to? da Costa cost us both goals at Stoke, giving away the throw for the first stupidly and commiting the initial foul that led to Tottenham's second, and yet he starts ahead of Tomkins at Tottenham!
Tomkins has been our best defender for some time now. True he was exposed at right back, but he isn't a right back! It looks as if Grant was bargaining on Crouch starting but Spurs have left out their tall man. So now it is the nippy Defoe and the bright Van der Vaart against the slowing Upson and the gormless da Costa.
I can only assume Tomkins is carrying a slight knock, otherwise this is a ridiculous decision. The fact that Gabbidon is also on the bench adds some weight to this idea.
Jacobsen returns at right back, Ba starts and O'Neil returns but Piquionne - the man who scored against Spurs at Upton Park - is ruled out. I'm worried that Lennon will skin Bridge, Bale will stretch Jacobsen and that da Costa will have a mare.
We need to score three to win and possibly even to draw! Let's hope Hitz and Ba have their shooting boots on!