Vedran Corluka is a surprise inclusion in Harry Redknapp's Tottenham Hotspur squad to face AC Milan at White Hart Lane, the Croatian fit to start following an ankle injury sustained in the first leg when Mathieu Flamini hit him with one of the worst tackles you're likely to see this year. This means that there'll be no Alan Hutton tormenting the poor Spurs fans, which surely is a bit of a relief when faced with a Milan lineup that includes all-world attackers Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Pato, and Robinho.
Unfortunately, there's also be no Gareth Bale around to cause Milan's creaky defence problems, at least that the beginning of the match - the Welsh winger is only fit enough to make the bench. Steven Pienaar will instead make the start on the left, with Aaron Lennon on the opposite flank. Luka Modric and Sandro will man the centre, and after Sandro's magnificent display in the first leg Tottenham will have high hopes of shutting down AC Milan's midfield with that pairing.
Up front, goalscorer Peter Crouch leads the line, with Rafael van der Vaart just behind him. The 4-4-1-1 Redknapp is deploying should have the speed and strength to batter down the Milan defence, but there's always going to be a worry that Tottenham's own back line could be breached by Milan's glittering array of attacking stars.
Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-1-1): Gomes; Assou-Ekotto, Gallas, Dawson, Corluka; Pienaar, Modric, Sandro, Lennon; Van der Vaart; Crouch
Subs: Cudicini, Hutton, Bale, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Defoe, King.