Tottenham v Crystal Palace team news & stats

Date published: Friday 18th September 2015 3:35

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham boss linked with Manchester United job

Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham boss linked with Manchester United job

Tottenham have won only one of their last six Premier League games against Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane going into Sunday’s fixture.

Team news

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino could have the midfield trio of Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen and Ryan Mason available after injuries.

Eric Dier limped off against Qarabag but should be fit, but Nabil Bentaleb is out with an ankle injury.

Crystal Palace’s Joel Ward is again absent, but fellow defender Damien Delaney (groin) is expected to recover from a pelvic injury.

Midfielder Joe Ledley has recovered from a hamstring injury and striker Connor Wickham is due to train on Saturday following a rib knock.

Forward Marouane Chamakh is out with hamstring trouble.

Kick-off at White Hart Lane on Sunday is at 1.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Tottenham have won just one of their six Premier League games against Crystal Palace (D4 L1) at White Hart Lane.
  • Spurs have failed to score a first half goal in any of their last ten games against the Eagles in the Premier League.
  • Palace have won only three of their last 19 Premier League London derbies away from home (D5 L11), but two of these have come under Alan Pardew.
  • Spurs have lost just one of their last seven Premier League matches (W3 D3 L1).
  • Crystal Palace have won just four of their 22 Premier League games in the month of September (W4 D7 L11).
  • The average age of Spurs’ starting XI in the Premier League this season is 24y 355d – younger than any other team.
  • Since Alan Pardew took charge of Palace in January 2015, Palace have scored more goals from set-pieces than any other side in the Premier League (16).
  • Kyle Walker has covered 2.07kms of ground high speed sprinting in the Premier League this season; more than any other player.
  • Harry Kane has scored just two goals in his last 13 Premier League appearances, this after netting 17 in 15 PL appearances prior to this run.
  • Bakary Sako has had a hand in nine goals in his last 10 league games (five goals and four assists for Wolves/Crystal Palace combined).

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