Well what can we expect tomorrow. We take on a side we beat 6-0 earlier in the season, but now both sides have been weakened through either injuries or the transfer window. Pompey have of course lost two players in Diarra and Defoe in mega money deals, whilst we are without Ireland(suspended), SWP(injured)and it's generally considered that Robinho will miss out on the tie as he hasn't trained fully with the squad all week.
Our only transfer to date in the January window is Wayne Bridge, who should get a chance to shine in a back four that has been poor all season.
The side is likely to consist of Sturridge, Caicedo upfront or a variation of! I presume the likes of Gelson, Elano, Hamann, Kompany are all set to feature, i wonder if Hughes will give the likes of Weiss a chance on the bench. Or will he go for the mighty Vassell to frighten the Pompey defence.
We don't usually get much joy at Fratton Park, so what can we expect? Another lacklustre performance or are we going to show a bit of guts. Can Hughes galvanise a side severely down in confidence. I'm not convinced nor am i optimistic, but it's city so you never know whats going to happen.