High-flying League leaders Tottenham Hotspur will travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon in their fourth league clash of the season as they look to overcome a test from their fellow London side. With three wins from three games so far this season, Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham have done themselves a great job and are topping the league table by merit. They have also kept a cleah sheet in each of their last three games so far, making them one of the most organized sides defensively so far this season but they will definitely be tested by a Crystal Palace side looking to collect all three points as they will be playing at home.
The home side have decided to trust Vicente Guaita between the sticks in their afternoon crunch tie and they have assembled a back four comprising of their summer signing from Chelsea Marc Guehi, Joel Ward, Tyrick Mitchell, and Joachim Andersen. Koyate will partner James McArthur at the heart of the midfield and that will give more freedom to Conor Gallagher to move forward and cause problems for Spurs. Another summer recruit Odsonne Edouard will start from the bench and is expected to come on at some point in the game. Michael Olise, Nathaniel Clyne, Jack Butland, Luka Milivojevic, Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, as well as Jairo Riedewald are the rest of the players on the bench for Palace.
As for Spurs, they’ve decided to go with what they have a t the moment despite having a depleted squad. Nuno Espirito Santo has handed Emerson Royal his Premier League debut after the defender joined the club from Barcelona in the summer while Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez can’t play.
Here’s how Palace line up:
Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Kouyate, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha.