Tottenham’s line-up for Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Crystal Palace has been announced, with Mauricio Pochettino making just one change to the team that drew at Arsenal a fortnight ago.
#THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Lamela, Son, Kane
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 14, 2019
Serge Aurier has come in for Davinson Sanchez at right-back. The Colombian is sidelined with an ankle problem, while Aurier has fully recovered from a wrist injury to make his first start of the season.
Some may be surprised to see Erik Lamela keep his place in the side. Lucas Moura is fully fit and Dele Alli is available again, so why has Pochettino kept faith in Lamela?
The 27-year-old scored against Manchester City in the second game of the season and was an important figure as Spurs troubled Arsenal on the counter-attack last time out.
However, he may not be as useful in a home match against a team that is likely to sit deep. If the result isn’t a positive one, question might be asked about Pochettino’s team selection – hindsight is a wonderful thing.
Tottenham should have enough to beat Palace, but stranger things have happened. What do you think will happen in today’s game? Let us know in the comments section below.
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