Jermain Defoe is out but Emmanuel Adebayor comes back into the frame for Saturday’s Premier League clash against Newcastle.
JD suffered an ankle injury in last week’s 1-0 win at West Brom and Andre Villas-Boas expects the striker to be sidelined for ‘hopefully, two to three weeks’.
Ade is set to return after helping Togo create history by reaching the knockout stage of the African Cup of Nations. Togo went out in the quarter-finals against Burkino Faso in South Africa on Sunday.
Only Sandro and Younes Kaboul (both knee) are sidelined alongside Jermain. “Younes is making good progress,” said Andre.