As expected, Mauricio Pochettino has made several changes for Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane.
Son Heung-Min is rewarded with a start after his two goals against Qarabag on Thursday. He starts alongside Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela behind lone striker Harry Kane.
Dele Alli partners Eric Dier in central midfield, while Ben Davies gets the nod ahead of Danny Rose at left back.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the team news…
Oooh I like the Spurs team today. Dier fit, Alli in a deeper role, Son, Lamela and Chadli behind Kane. Eriksen back on the bench. Like it.
— Jay Jaffa (@jayjaffa) September 20, 2015
Alli, Son and to a lesser extent Lamela should mean plenty of chances for Kane today
— Billie (@Billie_T) September 20, 2015
Would've liked Townsend in for Lamela/Chadli and go with more pace.
— Ben Alfrey (@InsideN17) September 20, 2015
Alli in his favoured CM position, Poch putting a lot of early trust in him – good to see. Good to see Lamela getting a start, deserved.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) September 20, 2015
At least we have Eriksen to come on when Palace are 1-0 up at HT
— Joe (@JoeWhitehead07) September 20, 2015
Dier's third midfield partner in 6 games. A factor worth keeping in mind while he learns a new position.
— Tom (@Tomfoins87) September 20, 2015
24y 118d – Spurs' starting XI today has the youngest average age of any team in a @premierleague game so far in 2015.16 (24y 118d). Youth.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 20, 2015
No Dann for Palace a huge boost to Spurs
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) September 20, 2015
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 20, 2015
Lamela has got that start in the league he's been seeking for – he's got to rise to the occasion & perform today. Palace are no push overs.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) September 20, 2015