Tottenham Hotspur will play Crystal Palace in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Sunday, and there are no new team injuries to report. Hugo Lloris is still recovering from a minor shoulder injury he picked up in Tottenham's 2-1 win over Manchester City last weekend, so Michel Vorm is expected to step in as he did against Fiorentina. Tom Carroll is also out after picking up a minor injury to his Achilles tendon. Clinton N'Jie and Jan Vertonghen are also out.
Palace, by contrast, are expected to welcome back winger Yannick Bolasie, himself a reported summer target for Tottenham, who has been out for two months now with a hip injury. If he does start, it would be his first appearance for Palace in the new year. Dwight Gale is also in line for a return. Jason Puncheon, James McArthur, and Joe Ledley are all out for the Eagles.
Palace are also expected to start Emmanuel Adebayor against his old club, and manager Alan Pardew has already used the idea of Ade playing vs Spurs as a narrative motivator. Ade will likely be highly motivated to make this a signature performance, and we all know how dangerous a motivated Adebayor can be. Spurs will do well to keep him contained.
Spurs rotated several positions for the Europa League trip to Florence, but it remains to be seen how Pochettino will set up his lineup. I would expect that Toby Alderweireld and Kevin Wimmer will again start in central defense, with rotated fullbacks of Danny Rose and Kyle Walker. With Harry Kane and Eric Dier (mostly) rested against Fiorentina, look for both of them to start, with some combination of Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli, Josh Onomah, or Son Heung-Min in the forward attacking band. And who knows -- maybe we'll see the likes of Cameron Carter-Vickers, Harry Winks, and Nabil Bentaleb on the bench!