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Preview: Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur

26 April 2017

INTRO

Palace's win at Anfield on Sunday means they have now only lost one of their last eight league matches but they come up against Tottenham in this London derby in the middle of a hectic schedule of games and it is thought Sam Allardyce may make some changes to the line-up with one eye on the weekend fixture ahead against Burnley.  

Tottenham travel to south London on the back of an FA Cup semi-final defeat but do know that three points in this one would move them back just four points behind leaders Chelsea.  

OPPOSITION VIEW

Mauricio Pochettino: On Saturday, we played well and we deserved more but I was very proud. We played well but it's difficult to win, that's football.

'The players were sad and disappointed. Sunday and Monday were difficult days for them but we stayed together, we ran and we trained.

'There's no time to regret or complain, just to be ready in the present and to look ahead to the games.

'We are ready to compete in a very tough game.'

TEAM NEWS

Crystal Palace: James Tomkins suffered a serious ankle injury in the Liverpool victory and this is in addition to Scott Dann already missing at the back with a knee injury. 

Mamadou Sakho is available though after missing the match at Anfield and it is expected Sam Allardyce will make some changes to the starting eleven. 

Tottenham: There are no new injury worries but Erik Lamela, Danny Rose, Michel Vorm, Harry Winks and Cameron Carter-Vickers are still missing from their squad.

HEAD TO HEAD

Palace WinsDrawsTottenham Wins
League61118
FA Cup312
League Cup011
Totals91321

STATS

Crystal Palace are looking to record their third successive London derby victory for the first time in the Premier League.

The home side are unbeaten in four matches at Selhurst Park.

Tottenham's run of seven league wins is their best since 1967.

Tottenham are two short of becoming the first club to concede 700 Premier League away goals. 

OFFICIALS

Referee Jonathan Moss has officiated 32 games this season, across five competitions including 22 Premier League fixtures.

He has shown 121 yellow cards out this season and 3 red cards. His last game in charge of a Palace match was the 2-0 win down at AFC Bournemouth.  

Referee: Jonathan Moss
Assistants: S. Bennett, A.Halliday
Fourth official: S. Attwell

LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK
Premier League
Palace 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur
23rd January 2016

Palace had taken the lead when Jan Vertonghen deflected the ball into his own net but just after the hour mark Harry Kane continued his fine goalscoring run by converting a header. However Palace came back again and hit the bar twice in quick succession in the 82nd minute, but two minutes later Alli scored a goal of the season contender before Chadli added a late third.

TICKETS

This game is SOLD OUT

LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of the whole game at Selhurst Park 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, or you can get in-game stats and live coverage on our official app - click here for more information

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