It's match day! Tottenham Hotspur continues their dogged run of fixtures today at home against Crystal palace, their third match in eight days. It continues a streak that will see them take on Arsenal in a North London Derby Capital One Cup match in midweek, followed by another Sunday league game, this time against league-leading Manchester City.
But first, a Crystal Palace side that has played well to open the season. Palace, under manager Alan Pardew, already has a signature win over defending champions Chelsea -- though who doesn't these days -- and are currently seventh in the table with nine points from five matches. Spurs are perceived as struggling, with only six points from five, but after Thursday's win over Qarabag have won two on the trot and are hoping that momentum will carry them to another home league win.
Christian Eriksen and Ryan Mason are match-time decisions as both are coming back from injury. It wouldn't surprise anyone to see one or both of them to make the bench, but it's likely that neither of them are 90 minutes match fit as of yet. Mousa Dembele and Nabil Bentaleb are both still out and are not expected to feature.
Love or hate Alan Pardew, the so-called "Pardew Effect" is real, and Palace have looked a much better team since he took charge. He's also had Tottenham's number the past couple of matches. Can Crystal Palace come into White Hart Lane and nick a result? Hope not.
#THFC team: Lloris (c), Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Alli, Dier; Lamela, Son, Chadli; Kane #COYS https://t.co/NHvLTlh3SN— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 20, 2015
#THFC subs: Vorm, Fazio, Trippier, Carroll, Clinton, Eriksen, Townsend #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 20, 2015
#CPFC XI: McCarthy; Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney (C), Souare; McArthur, Cabaye; Zaha, Puncheon, Sako; Bolasie. #TOTCRY pic.twitter.com/BUNYcfFdfj— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) September 20, 2015
Subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Ledley, Mutch, Lee, Campbell, Bamford. #TOTCRY— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) September 20, 2015
How to Watch
Date/time: Sunday, September 20, 1:30 p.m. (UK), 8:30 a.m. ET (USA)
Venue: White Hart Lane, London, UK
Official: Michael Oliver
TV: USA Network (USA), Sky Sports 1 (UK), TSN5 (Canada), Fox Sports 1 (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: NBCS Live Extra (USA), Sky Go (UK),
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also BBC Radio London and TalkSport
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