Suitably rested after a mysterious bout of illness that led to him being withdrawn against Real Madrid, Lennon will immediately look to gloss over the circumstances that he feels led to him being a scapegoat for Tottenham’s poor Champions League showing.
His threat down the right will more than help to subdue Stoke’s influential Matthew Etherington and with Spurs’ forwards misfiring, he may have to chip in himself in order to drive the side's Champions League ambitions for next season.
The 23-year old keeper has made the No.1 jersey his own at the Britannia, keeping the more experienced Thomas Sorensen well out of the picture.
And it should be a busy afternoon for the Bosnian at White Hart Lane, with Spurs surely keen to stamp their authority with what would be a crucial win. Set pieces shouldn’t be a problem for Begovic, given the size of his back four, but I think he might face on onslaught from every other angle.
Stoke's away form is certainly cause for concern but I think Spurs will still be dazed and confused from their midweek tonking. Both teams are finding scoring goals a problem and though I think the home side will see it as two points lost, they may have to be happy with a hard earned draw.