Tottenham faces another examination on Sunday evening as Crystal Palace arrives in Haringey, looking to see what they might achieve against a ‘top-flight side’. According to Pa Sport’s Jonathan Veal, our squad will be boosted by one.
Spurs will be pleased to see Serge Aurier return. Whilst the Ivorian does have a monumental blunder in him, on balance he’s an infinitely more interesting proposition than Matt Doherty is ever likely to be.
As for Crystal Palace, Roy Hodgson will be pleased to welcome back Wilfried Zaha after a month tending to a hamstring injury whom they may need, as Spurs are unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League encounters with Palace. Spurs have kept a remarkable 11 clean sheets in the last 15 times these two have met in the division.
A rather unsettling fact for Palace fans is that they find themselves in the midst of a goal drought – since thumping West Brom 5-1 back in December – Hodgson’s boys have only scored 5 times. Paging Dr. Tottenham?