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Harry Kane
Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for Harry Kane to open his account for this season, after failing to score in the first five matches. Getty

Tottenham Hotspur face Crystal Palace in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday, 20 September.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is at 1.30pm BST. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the match on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:20 pm BST.


Tottenham welcome high flying Crystal Palace to White Hart Lane on Sunday and a win for the hosts will see them close the gap on the top four, while the visitors have a chance of joining the top four if they take all three points. Mauricio Pochettino's team got their 2015/16 Premier League campaign up and running with their first win of the season against Sunderland last week and the manager will hope to continue the good run in what is a tough week for the north London club, which sees them face Arsenal in the League Cup on Wednesday (23 September), before travelling to the Etihad Stadium next weekend.

The Argentine manager has virtually a fully fit squad with the exception of Nabil Bentaleb, who is out injured, and the return of Christian Eriksen will be a big boost ahead of the crucial London Derby. Crystal Palace will look to build on their strong start to the season, and a win will see them in the joint second place with Leicester City and West Ham United on 12 points, only separated by an inferior goal difference.

Alan Pardew will be without defender Joel Ward, but Delaney's return will strengthen the backline, which has failed to keep a clean sheet thus far this season. Harry Kane is yet to open his account, and if they can keep him quiet through the entire 90 minutes, it could be a happy day for Pardew's men.

What Managers Say

Mauricio Pochettino: We have a lot of games ahead and we need to be careful with the players. We need to give the players time to recover and manage them in a very good way because we have some problems with some players but we have a big squad, it is not a problem. Palace have improved in different positions and showed it in the last nine or 10 games - they have won eight. They are a very strong team and have improved a lot from last season."

Alan Pardew: "Spurs have some outstanding players. I'm a big fan of [Harry] Kane, [Nacer] Chadli and [Christian] Eriksen. They will definitely finish in the top 10. The players are smiley and happy and we're going to go out and try to take the game to Spurs."

Betting Odds (

  • Tottenham Hotspur to win: 39/40
  • Draw: 13/5
  • Crystal Palace to win: 41/13

Team News

Tottenham Hotspur

Possible XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Chadli, Son, Eriksen; Kane.

Crystal Palace

Possible XI: McCarthy; Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Souare; McArthur, Cabaye; Zaha, Puncheon, Sako; Bolasie.