Andre Villas-Boas has opted for Brad Friedel in goal as Tottenham look to return to winning ways against Wigan at White Hart Lane.
Aaron Lennon, Sandro and Jermain Defoe return after missing the 2-1 defeat to Norwich in the Capital One Cup while Emmanuel Adebayor has been named among the Spurs substitutes following his recovery from illness.
Wigan have made eight changes from the side that were knocked out by Bradford in midweek, with the likes of Arouna Kone, Jean Beausejour and Franco Di Santo all being given starting berths.
After United's victory over Arsenal today, Spurs will be eager to stretch their lead over the Gunners in the Premier League.
The players make their way onto the pitch at the Lane.
Any score prediction from Spurs or Wigan fans?
The game has kicked off. Let's hope we get a cracker from two teams that like to play good football.
2' Watson gives the ball away to Dempsey who only manages to force a save from Al-Absi. Spurs corner as Wigan escape.
4' A fairly quiet start to the game apart from the early Dempsey chance after Watson's misplaced pass.
5' Spurs are putting the Wigan defenders under pressure to try and make them surrender pressure, but Wigan get up the pitch only for a long pass to go wastefully out for a Spurs goal kick.
7' Some nice passing by Wigan in the Spurs half, but the home side eventually nick the ball off them.
8' Home fans starting to get impatient already as William Gallas passes the ball back to Friedel.
8' Dempsey has a second shot on goal from just outside the penalty area, but it goes wide to the left.
Fulham have just gone ahead of Everton courtesy of a Tim Howard own goal.
10' Spurs corner after they play the ball out of defence. Home side are starting to boss the game now.
12' The game has yet to really spark as neither side has had a really good chance yet and Spurs seem to be a bit ponderous in possession.
15' Some nice wing play by Aaron Lennon sees him cross the ball into the Wigan area but they manage to scramble it away.
17' Away side now on the attack, but Moussa Dembele athletically clears a Wigan cross.
18' Spurs fans trying to gee up their team who are playing keep ball in the middle of the pitch.
19' Maloney and Kone combine down the left from a counter-attack but it eventually comes to naught.
Wigan's deep defence is definitely frustrating the home side and they have just shown that they can be dangerous on the counter.
21' Vertonghen volleys towards the Wigan goal for Al Habsi to save as Spurs threaten from their corner kick.
22' Chance for Wigan as they break quickly. Good end-to-end stuff now.
AVB makes an early change as Sigurdsson comes on for Sandro.
26' Spurs strikers putting the Wigan defence under pressure again a Al- Habsi nervously has to make a hurried clearance.