Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 14 September|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||5:00 (EAT)|
|Where Is it Played?||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||HES GOAL|
Tottenham host Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Premier League returns to action following the international break. Mauricio Pochettino’s men have started the season in disappointing form, gaining valuable points away to Manchester City and Arsenal but dropping all three to Newcastle.
Palace, are fourth despite concerns heading into the campaign. A loss to Sheffield United is the only fall back otherwise it has been a superb start, which includes an unexpected victory at Old Trafford. Defender Juan Foyth remains absent for Spurs, having suffered an ankle injury in a pre-season friendly with Bayern Munich.
Spurs enter this clash in patchy form, with an expected win against recently promoted Aston Villa spoilt by a shock loss to Newcastle. Away draws to City and Arsenal.
Palace, have performed above expectation and should arrive with confidence. A draw with Everton was followed by a timid display at Bramall Lane in a 1-0 loss, but subsequent wins over Manchester United and Villa have catapulted Roy Hodgson’s men into fourth.
Summer recruit Giovani Lo Celso injured his groin over the international break and is a doubt for the weekend, Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon, Kyle Walker-Peters and Eric Dier could come back into contention.
Palace’s injury problems have laid in defense this season, but James Tomkins could make his long-awaited return this weekend, while Martin Kelly strained his groin.
|Tottenham||Lloris; Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Ndombele, Winks; Eriksen, Dele, Son; Kane.|
|Palace||Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Sakho, van Aanholt; McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Ayew, Zaha.|
Palace will similarly remain compact and look to frustrate Spurs, but with the transfer window closed and Eriksen’s future – at least until January – sorted, expect a refreshed Tottenham to kick-start their season properly.