Happy Spursday, Spursland! Today, Tottenham Hotspur take on Celtic in their fourth friendly of the preseason. Here are the lineups.
#THFC team v @celticfc: Friedel, Naughton, Dawson, Kaboul, Davies, Mason, Capoue, Holtby, Kane, Townsend, Soldado. #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 2, 2014
#THFC subs: McGee, Fredericks, Fryers, Rose, Veljkovic, Bentaleb, Eriksen, Lamela, Lennon, Sandro, Adebayor #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 2, 2014
Celtic team to play @SpursOfficial Gordon; Herron, O'Connell, Ambrose, Twardzik; Lindsay, Irvine, Henderson; McGeouch, Pukki, McMullan (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 2, 2014
Subs: Fasan, Waters, McManus, McIlduff, Tierney, Balde, Fridjonsson. (MH)— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) August 2, 2014
Good luck guessing the formation for this one. It looks like Harry Kane is going to get a run on the left wing of a 4-3-3/4-2-3-1, but it's not obvious what this team will look like. I'm a bit surprised that none of the returning World Cup players are in the lineup, but I'm sure we'll get to see Bentaleb, Sandro and Adebayor at some point.
If Celtic's team looks weak to you, that's because it is. They got rocked away to Legia Warsaw this week in Champions League qualifying, but got an away goal, so they can still go through with a big win at Celtic Park. Therefore, they're resting most of their starters. This is something we should have seen coming before we scheduled Celtic.
Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. in the UK, 9:30 a.m. ET from Helsinki, Finland. Though this game is not being televised in the US or UK, posting links to illegal streams in the comments is not permitted.