Crystal Palace v Tottenham team news and stats

Date published: Friday 22nd January 2016 12:58

Wayne Hennessey: Will retain his place in goal

Wayne Hennessey: Will retain his place in goal

Tottenham will bid to make it 10 Premier League games unbeaten away from home when they face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

Team news

Dwight Gayle (hamstring) will not feature for Palace on the instructions of the club doctors. Eagles boss Alan Pardew intends to play Wayne Hennessey in goal despite describing him as “battered and bruised” but Yannick Bolasie (hip/thigh), Damien Delaney (knock) and Kwesi Appiah (knee) are all unavailable.

Ryan Mason will miss the trip to Selhurst Park as he continues to struggle with his niggling ankle problem. Manager Mauricio Pochettino should restore a number of regulars after mixing up selection for Wednesday’s 2-0 FA Cup third-round replay victory at Leicester.

Opta stats

  • Crystal Palace have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League meetings with Tottenham Hotspur.
  • The Eagles have won just two of the last seven Premier League games at Selhurst Park (W2 D2 L3), failing to score in four of the last six.
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their last nine Premier League away games (W4 D5 L0).
  • They last went 10 unbeaten away from home in the Premier League between August-December 1995.
  • The last nine Premier League meetings between Spurs and Crystal Palace have seen 17 goals scored, all of them in the second half.
  • Spurs have allowed their opponents a league-low 69 shots on target in the Premier League this season, an average of 3.1 per game.
  • The Lilywhites have also attempted the most shots on target themselves in the Premier League this season (142).
  • Crystal Palace have lost all three of their Premier League games since the turn of 2016 and have a goal difference of -8 from these games (0 goals scored, 8 goals conceded).
  • 136 different players have scored a Premier League goal for Tottenham Hotspur (excl. own goals); more than any other side in the competition since 1992.
  • Harry Kane has attempted more shots on target than any other Premier League player in 2015-16 so far (38).

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