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Preview: Tottenham – Crystal Palace

Tottenham will be hoping to keep up with the Manchester duo at the top of the Premier League table. Pochettino’s side are three points behind United and eight behind City. Today they receive the visit of Crystal Palace, who are bottom of the table.

 

Flashscore presents the key facts before the match:

Tottenham have won each of their last 4 Premier League (PL) matches against Crystal Palace, conceding just 1 goal, since losing 2-1 at Selhurst Park in January 2015.

Since Mauricio Pochettino was appointed manager in 2014, Spurs have won more home points in London derbies than any other side (31), winning 9 and drawing 4 of their 14 PL matches.

Tottenham have scored at least 1 goal in 31 of their last 32 home games in the PL, with the only exception being their 0-0 draw against Swansea in September, while Crystal Palace have failed to score in their last 7 away games in the competition.

The Eagles won just 1 of their 8 PL matches against Tottenham at White Hart Lane, which came in a 1-0 victory in November 1997 thanks to a goal from striker Neil Shipperley in the 57th minute.

Crystal Palace have won 12 points against the PL’s ‘big six’ in 2017, with only Liverpool and Tottenham picking up more (both 13).

 

Missing players

Tottenham: T. Alderweireld (thigh injury), E. Lamela (hip injury), H. Lloris (groin injury), V. Wanyama (knee injury)

Crystal Palace: C. Benteke (knee injury), Chung-Yong Lee (muscle injury), C. Wickham (knee injury), P. van Aanholt (doubtful).