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August 6 2020 1.35pm

Palace v Tottenham Hotspur

Selhurst Park, Sunday 12.00pm

Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson

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Palace manager Roy Hodgson is still awaiting the return of many of his injured stars ahead of the weekend's clash against Tottenham.

Hodgson said only Jeffrey Schlupp (knee) and Martin Kelly (hamstring) will be back in the next week or two, and possibly fellow defenders Joel Ward and Mamadou Sakho (calf).

Winger Wilfried Zaha is progressing ahead of schedule with his knee problem. Julian Speroni (knee) won't play, along with Ruben Loftus-Cheek (ankle) and Connor Wickham (knee). Yohan Cabaye could also miss out with a groin injury.

Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon (both knee) plus Bakary Sako (ankle) are out for the season season.

Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld is likely to be rested after suffering with a hamstring issue. Brazilian winger Lucas Moura will face a fitness test.

Palace (from): Hennessey, Henry, Fosu-Mensah, Jach, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, Delaney, Riedewald, Souare, Lee, McArthur, Milivojevic, Mutch, Lokilo, Rakip, Townsend, Sorloth, Benteke, Lumeka.

Tottenham (from): Lloris, Vorm, Gazzaniga, Rose, Davies, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Dier, Foyth, Aurier, Trippier, Wanyama,Sissoko, Winks, Dembele, Oakley-Boothe, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Lamela, Llorente,Moura, Kane.


Roy Hodgson

"What I have in mind, quite frankly, is that day when I have a full Palace squad to choose from - the same sort of squad I was choosing from in the months of October and November - I'm looking forward to that day.

"At the moment, as far as I'm concerned, it's a question of trying to get through the games until I can feel that I have a team that perhaps is a little bit more relative or a bit more of a Palace team that we had a couple of months ago.

"At the moment, we're missing that enormously. The changes are quite drastic. No-one is back and more are gone. I have to take a list these days of players otherwise I forget them. There are 12 senior players injured.

"It feels like a relegation battle, because that's what it is. We're all aware that from one game to the next you can change positions and get closer to the middle of the table, or get closer to the bottom of the table.

"I think that, in the 11 games that we have still to play, there's still going to be quite a lot of twists and turns and people going up ladders and down snakes because that's the nature of the league at this moment in time."

Mauricio Pochettino

"We have a great relationship with him [Roy Hodgson] and all the staff. Always it's difficult when you don't have all the squad fit and you cannot choose. But I wish him all the best. I think he and his staff are doing a great job.

"We had a big chat after the game we played at Wembley. Of course they have improved and achieved a lot of amazing results. But of course our job is always difficult and sometimes you need to deal with having players injured.

"You need to be creative and you need to work hard to sort all the problems, but I think he and his coaching staff have the capacity to manage this sort of situation, of course."

Tottenham Hotspur - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
5th 27 15 7 5 52

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
05/11/2017 League Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
26/04/2017 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Tottenham Hotspur loss
20/08/2016 League Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
21/02/2016 FA Cup Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1 Crystal Palace win
23/01/2016 League Crystal Palace 1 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur loss

All time results

Last meeting

Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Palace

Sunday November 05 2017

Tottenham Hotspur: Gazzaniga, Sanchez, Dier, Vertonghen, Aurier, Sissoko, Winks (Dembele, 45), Eriksen, Rose (Davies, 90), Son, Kane (Llorente, 77)

Subs not used: Trippier, Nkoudou, Foyth, Whiteman

Goals: Son (64)

Palace: Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Sakho, Ward (Sako, 76), Loftus-Cheek, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha

Subs not used: Tomkins, Hennessey, McArthur, Souare, Puncheon, Riedewald

Bookings: Schlupp, Townsend

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