LIVE: Crystal Palace vs Tottenham – Son Heung-min misses out due to injury and Emerson Royal makes his debut as Nuno’s Premier League leaders look to extend their 100% start to the season
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- Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Kouyate, McArthur, Zaha, Benteke, Ayew
- Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Emerson, Tanganga, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Winks, Lucas Moura, Kane, Alli
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Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira will look to get his first win in charge and end Tottenham’s 100 per cent start in the process at Selhurst Park this afternoon.
Two draws and a defeat has made it a bumpy introduction to life in south east London and things do not get any easier against Nuno Espirito Santo’s in-form Spurs.
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Pre-match formalities are done and dusted, including a silence to remember the victims of the September 11th terror attacks 20 years ago, meaning we are ready to get started here.
Emerson Royal, making his Spurs debut, gets a duel with Wilfried Zaha to begin life in English football with. One of many intriguing sub-plots in this one.
We’re off and running at Selhurst Park.
The anticipation growing around a packed Selhurst Park ahead of the first of eight Premier League fixtures this afternoon.
Can Tottenham maintain their 100 per cent start? Can Palace pick up their first win under Patrick Vieira?
They take to the field as Glad All Over plays. An overcast day in the Capital but ideal conditions for football and a clear sense of anticipation ahead of this London derby.
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Kouyate, McArthur, Zaha, Benteke, Ayew
Substitutes: Butland, Milivojevic, Tomkins, Olise, Hughes, Clyne, Edouard, Kelly, Riedewald.
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Emerson, Tanganga, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Winks, Lucas Moura, Kane, Alli
Substitutes: Doherty, Gil Salvatierra, Rodon, Gollini, Ndombele, Davies, Scarlett, Markanday, Omole.
Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)
The Premier League is set to return this weekend and with it comes a host of new, and some not so new, faces.
It is the first weekend of action since the summer transfer window slammed shut on August 31, and fans will be excited at the prospect of seeing deadline-day signings in action.
Saul Niguez’s move from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea grabbed the headlines and Blues supporters will be eager to get their first glimpse of the Spain international on Saturday evening, while Arsenal and Tottenham also have acquisitions to show off.
Then of course there is the small matter of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Old Trafford return.
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Not too much longer to wait now until the Premier League weekend gets underway.
Selhurst Park is slowly filling up as fans of both sides make their way in.
Tanguy Ndombele is keen to fight for his place at Tottenham and is hoping to make his first appearance of the season within the next week, according to reports.
The 24-year-old looked set to leave Spurs in the summer transfer window after being left out of all their pre-season matches as well as all five of the Premier League leaders’ competitive fixtures in August.
His omission has come with boss Nuno Espirito Santo questioning the Frenchman’s attitude late last month, telling him to fix up and that his best form must ‘come from himself’.
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Odds courtesy of Betfair
Crystal Palace to win 16/5
Tottenham to win 21/20
Harry Kane to score 13/10
Crystal Palace are winless in their last 12 Premier League meetings with Spurs (D2 L10) since a 2-1 win in January 2015. The Eagles have scored just four goals in this run, failing to find the net on eight occasions.
Tottenham have only failed to score in one of their 12 Premier League away games against Crystal Palace (W7 D3 L2), doing so in a 3-0 defeat in January 2005. Spurs have netted exactly once in each of their last five league games at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace are set to become the first side to start a top-flight campaign with four consecutive London derbies. However, the Eagles are winless in their last 11 such games in the Premier League (D6 L5).
Tottenham have started a league campaign with three wins and three clean sheets for the first time in their history. Only four teams have ever begun a top-flight campaign with four wins and no goals conceded – Aston Villa in 1900-01, Ipswich Town in 1974-75, Chelsea in 2005-06 and Manchester City in 2015-16.
Crystal Palace have managed fewer shots (20) and fewer shots on target (5) than any other team in the Premier League this season. However, the Eagles did score with both of their efforts on target last time out against West Ham.
Tottenham are looking to win five consecutive Premier League games for the first time since December 2018 under Mauricio Pochettino. However, Spurs have lost three of their last five Premier League London derbies (W2), as many as they had in their previous 16 such games in the competition (W6 D7).
Tottenham fans could be forgiven for having had daily glances at the Premier League table over the two weeks of the international break.
After a summer of unrest, when they feared they’d lose their star man Harry Kane to Manchester City, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side find themselves top of the table as the only team to have emerged from the opening three matches with maximum points.
However, the sheer presence of the opposition manager at Selhurst Park in Saturday’s early kick-off will bring back horrible memories for the travelling support.
Patrick Vieira may still be cutting his teeth as a manager but his record in England as a player for Arsenal was phenomenal – particularly against their most heated rivals, Spurs.
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Palace are unchanged from the team that drew with West Ham but new boys Will Hughes, Odsonne Edouard and Michael Olise are named among the substitutes.
It’s a Tottenham debut this afternoon for Emerson Royal, the right-back signed from Barcelona, with Japhet Tanganga moving to centre-back.
Both Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn aren’t fit enough to make today’s game, so Harry Winks and Lucas Moura come into the side.
Cristian Romero, Davinson Sanchez and Giovani Lo Celso are absent, of course, having travelled to South America to play in World Cup qualifiers without Tottenham’s blessing.
The first international break of the season had plenty of drama. Health officials invading pitches, Cristiano Ronaldo breaking records, Gareth Bale saving Wales again and a bit of a scrap in Warsaw.
But it’s now time for the Premier League to return – and there’s plenty to get excited about. Tottenham are leading the way at the top of the table while five teams are tied on seven points after the opening three games of the season.
With some exciting fixtures coming our way and new faces in town, Sportsmail takes a look at 10 reasons why we can’t wait for the Premier League to return.
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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur (12.30pm)
Arsenal vs Norwich City (3pm)
Brentford vs Brighton and Hove Albion (3pm)
Leicester City vs Manchester City (3pm)
Manchester United vs Newcastle United (3pm)
Southampton vs West Ham United (3pm)
Watford vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (3pm)
Chelsea vs Aston Villa (5.30pm)
Leeds United vs Liverpool (4.30pm)
Everton vs Burnley (8pm)
Welcome back! After the two-week interruption of the internationals, the Premier League returns this weekend and it’s back with the bang of a London derby.
South London meets North London this lunchtime as Crystal Palace host early pace-setters Tottenham at Selhurst Park.
It’s been the perfect start for Nuno Espirito Santo at the Lane with three wins from their opening trio of matches seeing them top the fledgling Premier League table.
But it’s been a more reserved opening for Patrick Vieira, the new Palace manager, with two draws and a defeat from their opening three games.
They were soundly beaten 3-0 by Chelsea on the opening weekend but have since drawn with Brentford and, more notably, West Ham to sit mid-table.
What awaits us today? Stay tuned to find out. The game kick-off at 12.30 and we will have all the team news for you shortly.
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