Predicted XI: Spurs to make four changes for Crystal Palace clash –...

Predicted XI: Spurs to make four changes for Crystal Palace clash – do you agree?

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Michel Vorm of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


Tottenham face Crystal Palace at Wembley on Sunday and Mauricio Pochettino has a number of decisions to make regarding his team selection.

Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld have been ruled out with injuries they picked up against Real Madrid – both players are set to undergo scans ahead of the international break.

As a result, Michel Vorm will start in goal and I think Spurs will deploy a back four with Eric Dier dropping in from midfield when needed.

Elsewhere, Harry Winks is likely to keep his place in the team ahead of Mousa Dembele unless Pochettino thinks Winks needs a rest.

Harry Kane has put a hamstring issue fully behind him. Christian Eriksen, Heung-Min Son and Dele Alli will almost certainly support Kane in attack.

Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier both put in excellent shifts against Madrid, so they’ll probably be rested, giving Danny Rose and Serge Aurier the opportunity to start.

Here’s our Tottenham XI to face Crystal Palace – what’s yours?

Spurs XI v Palace


  1. Totally agree, Aurier in for Tripps, and Danny Rose in for Davies, we need the speed not just in attack but for tracking back with Palaces 2 fast wingers, Townsend and Zaha. Dier to be utilised for Toby and obviously Michel Vorm in for Loris. Bit worried on this one but I think we`ll win maybe 2-1 or 3-2. COYS!

  2. No Lloris or Toby will make this a very tough game. Palace may try to exploit it by playing Benteke and putting balls into the box, Vorm won’t win too many aerial duels and without Toby we won’t head ever ball clear.
    It’s a real test tomo.
    The only change I’d make with that in mind is drop Dier back into defence and replace son with Dembele and play hin with Winks in midfield

  3. Good move Phil, I am going to put a spanner in the works though, we have bought very wisely at the back so any combination will work, but we have no real class players to cover our top three. Song is good but not great as are the other options, to really challenge for silver ware we do need world class cover up front
    COYS bob


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