09 September 2021, 14:32 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Crystal Palace F.C. vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. kicks off at 12:30 (GMT+1) on Saturday, September 11 at Selhurst Park.
Preview Crystal Palace Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Crystal Palace will continue the search for their first three points of the season when they return on Matchday 4. On the third day of the Premier League, they picked up a point at the London Stadium after a hard-fought 2-2 draw against West Ham United. Palace found their way back into the game twice, thanks to a brace from Conor Gallagher (58' & 70'). The Eagles haven't been particularly impressive, but picking up two points in their last two games appears to be a step forward for Patrick Vieira, especially after the 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Matchday 1. A win against red-hot-form Spurs would be impressive for Vieira's credentials, but a point will be good enough for the 45-year-old. Vieira could adopt a 4—3—3 formation with the attacking trio of Zaha, Benteke and Jordan Ayew. On availability, a plague of Achilles tendon injuries will see Nathan Ferguson and attacking midfielder Eberechi Eze unavailable for this game. Crystal Palace have 2 points after 0W, 2D, & 1L, - which translates into a form that reads: LDD.
Preview Tottenham Hotspur Premier League, Sep 11, 2021
Preview Spurs picked up a narrow 1-0 victory over Watford at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Matchday 3. Watford had survived a goalmouth scramble before Son's free-kick, - which appeared to be a cross, left the Watford goalkeeper, Daniel Bachmann uncertain before it ended up in the back of the net. The win leaves Spurs unbeaten in the league: WWW and at the zenith of the Premier League table with 9 points after three games: 3W, 0D & 0L. In what appears to be a replica of the surgical precision executed by the delicate hands of a neurosurgeon, Nuno Espírito Santo has carved out three consecutive 1-0 victories since the start of the season for Spurs. By the look of things, Spurs shouldn’t have any trouble sending Crystal Palace on their way, considering the latter’s unimpressive run of form. An attacking 4—2—3—1 formation with Kane at the top of the shape is anticipated. Kane was on target for England in the World Cup qualifying fixture against Poland on Wednesday to move into fifth-place in the all-time England scoring charts. On availability, Spurs could be without Heung-min Son, who picked up a minor injury while on international duty. Meanwhile, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso will not be available for this fixture. Both players are expected to be fined by Spurs after failing to follow strict quarantine measures which saw the game between Brazil and Argentina suspended by health officials backed by the police.