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January 20 2021 7.44pm

Palace v Tottenham Hotspur

Selhurst Park, Saturday 3.00pm

Wayne Hennessey

Wayne Hennessey

Team news

Palace boss Alan Pardew said he will stick with Wayne Hennessey in goal despite the goalkeeper's recent blunders against Aston Villa and Manchester City.

Eagles striker Dwight Gayle has recovered from his hamstring injury and returned to training this week but is not yet ready for action.

Yannick Bolasie (hip) and Bakary Sako (hamstring) are both out sidelined until the end of February. Marouane Chamakh and Connor Wickham have stepped up their fitness levels and are in contention to start if required.

Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason won't play due to an ankle problem and manager Mauricio Pochettino is set to recall Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris to the side from the midweek cup win over Leicester.

Palace (from): Hennessey, Bamford, Cabaye, Campbell, Chamakh, Dann, Hangeland, Jedinak, Kelly, Ledley, Lee, McArthur, McCarthy, Mutch, Puncheon, Sako, Souare, Wickham, Zaha.

Tottenham (from): Lloris, Vorm, Walker, Rose, Trippier, Davies, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Vertonghen, Dembele, Carter-Vickers, Fazio, Winks, Dier, Alli, Carroll, Bentaleb, Townsend, Eriksen, Onomah, Chadli, Lamela, Son, Kane.


Roy Hodgson

"Wayne [Hennessey] will play Saturday. He's battered and bruised, though. We've not let him hide from those mistakes. He's a laid-back character, not one to lay in bed and worry at night too much, but I've made him worry.

"My process has been to get him out of bed and into action. It's a serious business. He's made a couple of errors and the spotlight's on him - he has to respond.

"If we can get a result against Spurs then it will be a good set-up ahead of the next run of games. We've worked hard this week trying to get our strikers to relax and set themselves to shoot, rather than to pass or take a touch.

"We actually got into City's box more times than they did ours but we were lacking that final moment. We can improve from within, but having said that, we are trying to improve the [striker] situation [with transfers]."

Joe Ledley

"We want to get into Europe so these are the games we need to start winning. Spurs are in a strong position as well but we need to beat the teams around us. I have been impressed with Spurs this season. They play great football and defend well as a team. When they press high, they obviously leave gaps in behind which you can expose.

"It is going to be a very difficult game and, hopefully, the fans will be behind us at Selhurst because they make it a difficult place to come.

"The Palace fans have seen some good performances but it has obviously been difficult this season. I have proven myself at international level with Wales. I have qualified for the Euros in a good team. I think there is still more to come and hopefully I just get the opportunity now."

Mile Jedinak

"There have been a lot of fixtures recently but I think it’s pretty much the same for everybody, including Tottenham who played on Wednesday in a cup replay. It’s something you just have to deal with; that’s why you have squads. We’ve known about it for a while so we’ll take every game with the upmost professionalism and try to do our best to get a result every time we play.

"Spurs have been flying this season and they’re playing with a swagger. They’re a team that we’ll have to be very weary of but we are a good team ourselves and we can be very strong, so it makes for a very good game. It feels like we need a big game to turn our form around, so tomorrow will be a good one for us to get involved in."

Mauricio Pochettino

"We are Tottenham and we need to prioritise every competition. The FA Cup is important, the Europa League too and the Premier League is very important for the club. It's for that that we have 24, 25 players to try to compete, to increase our level in the squad and to try to fight for every competition.

"It's a very good challenge for us to try to win the three points against Crystal Palace. We will be in a very good position if we can win the game and the players and the squad are very focused on trying to prepare and being ready to compete."

Tottenham Hotspur - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
4th 22 10 9 3 39

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
20/09/2015 League Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
10/01/2015 League Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur win
06/12/2014 League Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 0 Crystal Palace draw
11/01/2014 League Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
18/08/2013 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur loss

All time results

Last meeting

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Palace

Sunday September 20 2015

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Alli, Lamela Booked (Carroll, 87), Son Heung-min (N'Jie, 79), Chadli (Eriksen, 66), Kane

Subs not used: Vorm, Trippier, Townsend, Fazio

Goals: Son Heung-min, 68

Bookings: Lamela

Palace: McCarthy, Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney, Souaré, Cabaye, McArthur (Mutch, 76), Zaha (Campbell, 45), Puncheon, Sako (Bamford, 84), Bolasie

Subs not used: Mariappa, Hennessey, Lee, Ledley

Bookings: Kelly, Bolasie

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