Spurs’ season may well be defined by their FA Cup run. The north London club, although the joint-closest rivals to Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title, remain ten points off of the summit with eleven games to play making the big trophy one that is most likely out of reach, while their European run ended with Europa League elimination at the hands of Gent.
The FA Cup, then, offers a chance for silverware, which really does feel vital for Mauricio Pochettino and the club as a whole. Millwall await in the quarter-final at White Hart Lane this weekend, and although there must be a temptation to rest key players as the season’s run-in looms, would it be the right decision to do so?
Wycombe almost embarrassed a weakened Lilywhites team in the last round, but with games coming thick and fast, Pochettino may opt to gamble once again.
With all of this in mind: Should Spurs play a weakened team vs. Millwall?