Nuno Espirito Santo must balance wanting to get the good feeling back at Tottenham after Saturday’s woeful display at Crystal Palace while also keeping players fresh for a big derby against Chelsea this Sunday.
Spurs face arguably their toughest game of their Europa Conference League group with the trip to Rennes and the Tottenham boss cannot take the French side lightly.
However, with Chelsea playing their Champions League match on Tuesday night, Espirito Santo cannot afford to have a jaded Tottenham side playing on Sunday in the Premier League clash.
With the absent and injured defenders, Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon will likely partner up again with the former getting the chance to get that red card out of his system.
Tanguy Ndombele and Bryan Gil, who both should have got minutes on Saturday, will likely get the opportunity in France as Espirito Santo looks to add creativity to the side.
Steven Bergwijn is back fit and Espirito Santo could decide between giving the Dutchman some minutes in his legs following his injury and rest Lucas Moura, or he could give the Brazilian an hour or so and then replace him with his team-mate.
With 17-year-old Dane Scarlett as the only alternative up front, the Spurs boss could decide to give Harry Kane more minutes to sharpen up.
Youngsters such as the in-form Dilan Markanday will also be pushing for minutes in France.
Here’s how we reckon Spurs could line-up on Thursday evening in Rennes.
4-3-3: Gollini; Doherty, Tanganga, Rodon, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks, Ndombele; Bergwijn, Kane, Gil.