Tottenham looks to buck the Europa League blues and win despite the fixture congestion as they host dangerous Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane live on USA at 8:30 a.m. ET or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Spurs has been struck with a midfield injury bug, forcing defender Eric Dier into the middle of the field, but Mauricio Pochettino does have some relief as Christian Eriksen returns to limited availability and is on the bench if needed. Even Dier himself isn’t 100% having limped off midweek in the Europa League matchup, but midfielders Ryan Mason, Naleb Bentalib and Moussa Dembele are all still out with injuries.
Harry Kane remains up front still looking to get off his goose egg for the season, as the 22-year-old remains goalless in all competitions so far this campaign. He is supported by Heung-Min Son who scored a crucial brace midweek to complete a comeback against Azerbaijani side Qarabag in the Europa League.
Crystal Palace is mostly healthy, with just Joel Ward and Connor Wickham thought to be the only injury problems for manager Alan Pardew, but central defender Scott Dann, who has played every minute for the Eagles this season, is a late scratch and misses out in favor of Damien Delaney and Brede Hangeland in the middle.
The Palace boss admitted midweek that the Europa League scheduling makes things very difficult on teams competing in Europe to also be competitive in league play, and could give his team an advantage today against a beat up Spurs side.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Alli, Dier; Lamela, Son, Chadli; Kane
Subs: Vorm, Fazio, Trippier, Carroll, Clinton, Eriksen, Townsend.
Crystal Palace: McCarthy; Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney, Souare; McArthur, Cabaye; Zaha, Puncheon, Sako; Bolasie.
Subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Ledley, Mutch, Lee, Campbell, Bamford