Key Man Ruled Out: Predicted Tottenham Starting XI To Face Crystal Palace

By on August 18, 2016

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Tottenham Hotspur will look to build on their opening weekend draw at Everton when they welcome Crystal Palace to White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon. Here is the side we think Mauricio Pochettino will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris has been ruled out of the game after suffering a hamstring injury last weekend so Michel Vorm is in line to start in goal.

Defence: Jan Vertonghen showed no sign of ill-effect during the Everton game after recovering from an ankle injury that he suffered during the Euro’s. The defender should continue alongside Belgian team mate Toby Alderweireld in the middle of defence while Danny Rose and Kyle Walker should continue to keep out Ben Davies and Kieran Trippier.

Midfield: Mousa Dembele continues to serve his six-game suspension from last season so summer signing Victor Wanyama is expected to keep his place alongside Eric Dier in midfield with the likes of Ryan Mason offering options on the bench.

Attack: I don’t expect Pochettino to make any changes in attack so Dele Alli should continue in the attacking midfield role with Christian Eriksen playing from the left. Erik Lamela will be hoping to build on his goal from last weekend as he continue to support Harry Kane in attack.

Here is how I think we’ll see Spurs line-up:

What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?

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