Most managers would like to face the problem of a selection headache within their squad rather than a lack of options which leaves you woefully short on occasions.

Andre Villas-Boas was facing the latter during the second half of last season when Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale suffered knocks.

He had sent Andros Townsend on loan to QPR for the second half of the season and he was a star performer despite the R's falling through the relegation trapdoor.

But the tables have been turned around in the summer, he is in the opposite spectrum now with plenty of options to choose from.

The likes of Townsend, Lennon, Gylfi Sigurdsson and new signing Nacer Chadli are all performing at higher levels, posing questions for their potential inclusion in the starting line-up.

The absence of mercurial Bale isn't a worrying factor for them at present. And further strengthening is expected with names like Willian and Eric Lamela doing the rounds.

On the opening weekend of the Premier League most of the Spurs attacks came from the right with Kyle Walker linking up well with Lennon to unlock the Crystal Palace defence. 

The Europa League play-off first leg in Georgia last night saw a different combination on the right, but the output was even more dominant and entertaining. Kyle Naughton and Townsend combined well to wreck havoc down the right hand side once again.

Attacks through the left were also reassuring and yielded results with Chadli and Danny Rose making their presence known.

Spurs have tried out four different players on the wide midfield and forward areas already in two matches. Lennon, Chadli, Sigurdsson and Townsend all shined in their respective roles as well.

Among the quartet, it's arguable to suggest that Townsend looked more lively and direct when he got a chance. He is building on from the chance he got at QPR and is looking to stake a serious claim for regular first-team football at White Hart Lane this season.

He scored a great goal and then set up another two on Thursday night, further enhancing his reputation and chances of more regular football.

There was no doubt that Townsend was the star on Thursday night when Spurs dispatched Dinamo Tbilisi at their own den.

Lennon with his experience, speed and defensive contributions has made that his own position, leaving the likes of David Bentley and Giovani Dos Santos to look for greener pastures.

Even though Lennon is a regular and established winger, his lack of end product has been frustrating on occasions.

Townsend on the other hand is capable of making more decisive contributions in terms of goals and assists.

That will be key in a 4-3-3 formation, where Spurs will not have the luxury of a number 10 stepping up with vital goals.

On the down side, Townsend is bit selfish in showing of his pace and trickery, rather than opting for the safer route which can frustrate his team mates. 

It remains to be seen which option AVB will opt for, if he permanently makes a switch to his past favourite 4-3-3 formation. The pace and defensive solidity of Lennon or direct approach from Townsend.

The youngster has been on a upward spiral recently making telling contributions whenever offered a chance.

So it won't be a bad idea to give him a run to see what he is capable off. The gamble might pay-off for Tottenham, If it doesn't then they can opt for the safer option. 

Whom will you prefer on the right wing of Andre Villas Boas's 4-3-3 formation? Let me know your thoughts on the article by commenting below! Lennon or Townsend? You decide!

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