Tottenham Hotspur face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, and Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.
Juan Foyth (ankle) and Davinson Sanchez (ankle) have both been ruled out, while Kyle Walker-Peters (hamstring) was being assessed on Thursday, making his inclusion unlikely. As a result, Serge Aurier might make his first appearance of the season at right-back.
Sanchez’s injury means Jan Vertonghen will almost certainly partner Toby Alderweireld at centre-back again, while this might be a good opportunity to give Ben Davies his first start of the campaign going into a busy few weeks.
In midfield, Tanguy Ndombele (thigh) and Eric Dier (hip) have returned to training, but like Walker-Peters they were still be assessed on Thursday, so Saturday may come too soon. We think a midfield three of Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko and Christian Eriksen is the most likely scenario. Giovani Lo Celso is out until the end of October with a hip injury.
Dele Alli should also make his first start of the season, providing support for Son Heung-min and Harry Kane up front. Here’s our predicted XI to face Palace – what’s yours? Let us know in the comments section below.
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why Davies ? is Rose injured ? we need 3 points and were is Jan ? if both fit both must play I.M.O
Sanchez is hurt Jan in his place Moura in support of Kane and dont be surprised to see Poch persist with Lamela. My XI
LAMELA Ericksen MOURA
ROSE JAN TOBY AURIER
Its Palace ffs
Subs for my XI Sessengon for Lamela Son for Moura Davies for Rose