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Preview: Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace

19 August 2016

After suffering defeat in their opening Premier League game of the season against West Bromwich Albion last weekend, Palace travel across the capital to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.

Last season's title contenders began their quest for the title with a 1-1 draw at Everton last weekend, with Erik Lamela cancelling out Ross Barkley's free-kick to avoid defeat on day one.

Mauricio Pochettino has strengthened his squad this summer by adding Victor Wanyama and Vincent Jansson to their ranks with no big names departing White Hart Lane.


Mauricio Pochettino: "It’s difficult to know what will happen because every day, something different can happen, teams can add a player, a player might leave, it’s a little messy for all the teams and therefore difficult to know what will happen in the game. 

"The most important thing is that we know all the teams are competitive - the Premier League is the most competitive league in the world/

"We need to be ready and not care too much about the opponent.”


Tottenham Hotspur: Goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris will be out for the next month or so after being forced off against Everton on the opening day with a hamstring injury.

Moussa Dembele is still suspended after receiving a ban at the end of last season, but Heung-Min Son has returned from representing South Korea at the Olympics and is available for selection.

Crystal Palace: Alan Pardew has confirmed that the quartet of Yohan Cabaye, Jordon Mutch, James Tomkins and James McArthur should all ravel to White Hart Lane tomorrow.

Steve Mandanda could also be in contention after playing in Monday's development game against Nottingham Forest, and Pape Souare should recover after limping off in the later stages of the defeat to West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

Tottenham winsDrawsPalace wins
FA Cup213
League Cup110

Four of the seven Premier League meetings between these sides at White Hart Lane have been draws (two wins for Spurs, one win for Palace).

Neil Shipperley hit the winner the only time Palace beat Spurs at White Hart Lane in the Premier League, the victory coming in November 1997.

Harry Kane has gone three Premier League games without scoring for Spurs. The last time he went longer without a goal was at the start of last season, in which he failed to score in opening six matches.

Erik Lamela has had a hand in seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances (three goals, four assists).

Palace won just five points in eight Premier League London derbies in 2015-16 (W1 D2 L5).


It's back-to-back away game appointments for Palace and Michael Oliver, who oversaw Palace's 4-1 final day defeat to Southampton back in May. he was also in the middle in the corresponding fixture last season which saw Tottenham run out 1-0 victors in September 2015.

Referee: M Oliver
Assistants: G Beswick and S Burt
Fourth Official: D Bond


21st February 2016
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Crystal Palace
FA Cup Fifth Round

Palace ended Tottenham's hopes of a treble as Martin Kelly's first-half strike sent the Eagles into the last eight of the FA Cup.

The defender scored his first goal since November 2011 when he thrashed in from six yards just before half-time after Wilfried Zaha had played him in.

Spurs went close on several occasions, with Dele Alli's first-half shot striking both posts and Harry Kane had two strikes brilliantly pushed away by keeper Wayne Hennessey.

Tickets for this game are now sold out.

Coaches depart Selhurst Park at 11am, priced at £14.

For directions on how to get to White Hart Lane, read our away travel guide here.

For more information on the ground, click here.

Live commentary of all 90 minutes from White Hart Lane will be available on Palace Player. Click HERE to log in or sign up. 

There will also be constant updates throughout the day at @CPFC on Twitter.

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