Match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur to be played on Saturday 10th January 2015 at 17:30. Venue: Selhurst Park, London.
Crystal Palace welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Selhurst Park on Saturday as the Premier League returns after a week off for FA Cup action.
Palace are currently 18th in the Premier League table while Tottenham are fifth, but with Alan Pardew now in charge of the Eagles they will be hoping to climb up the table in the coming weeks.
Pardew’s first match in charge was a 4-0 win against Dover Athletic, but Saturday’s match will be a far trickier encounter, against a Tottenham side that looks on the up.
Crystal Palace injury concerns: James McArthur has a knock but should be back in time for the game.
Crystal Palace absences: Marouane Chamakh is recovering from a hamstring injury but this match is expected to come too soon for him. Yannick Bolasie and Mile Jedinak are unavailable due to their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup respectively.
Tottenham injury concerns: Erik Lamela has a calf injury while Ryan Mason has a hamstring problem, but both are rated at 75 per cent to feature.
Tottenham absences: Spurs are without Nabil Bentaleb due to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Predicted starting line-ups:
Crystal Palace – Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Ward, Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley, Zaha, Gayle
Tottenham – Lloris, Walker, Vertonghen, Fazio, Rose, Dembele, Mason, Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane