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Spurs have made a dream start to their Premier League campaign as they are sitting at the top of the table with 23 points and they are one of two sides who are yet to lose a league game this season. Next up, they are scheduled to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this weekend.

Ange Postecoglou have worked wonders with this Spurs side and after nine matches, they are looking like serious contenders to win the league title.

Palace are 11th on the table but are winless in their last two matches and with the form that Tottenham are in right now, this one should be an easy win for the North London side.

The Eagles have kept the most number of clean sheets(4) in the EPL this season but it will be very hard for them to cause an upset on Saturday. Spurs have a two-point lead at the top so a loss would see them slip down but honestly, we can’t see anything other than a comfortable win for the away side.

Tottenham team news and injuries:

Hugo Lloris remains sidelined with a hip injury but the keeper is closer to a comeback. Vicario though has been in fine form so even if Lloris is match-fit, he won’t get starts anytime soon.

Udogie felt a tight hamstring against Fulham and he was replaced by Emerson Royal in the 56th minute. The left-back could miss out this weekend, in which case Royal will get a start.

Yves Bissouma will return after a ban and is going to replace Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. He will pair up with Sarr in central midfield.

Pape Matar Sarr was taken off in the second half against Fulham but his manager has doused all fears of an injury putting down the substitution to illness.

‘Pape hadn’t been well over the last 24 hours,’ Postecoglou said after Spurs’ win vs Fulham.

‘But he was really keen to start tonight, we kind of knew probably 60 minutes would be his maximum. It was just fatigue in the end, short turnaround but the medical team seemed to be pretty confident that he’ll be fine.’

Ivan Perisic, Bentancur and Sessegnon are the other players who are ruled out but apart from them, Postecoglou has a fully fit squad so we expect the Spurs boss to make minimal changes to the starting XI which faced Fulham last weekend.

Spurs predicted line up vs Crystal Palace:

Predicted Starting XI(4-2-3-1): Vicario; Romero, Udogie/Emerson, Porro, Van de Ven; Sarr, Bissouma; Richarlison, Maddison, Kulusevski; Son.

Spurs predicted line up vs Crystal Palace - EPL 23/24