Should Pochettino drop Kane in favour of Son when Tottenham face Crystal Palace?

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Considering Tottenham Hotspur's striking options when they face their London rivals this weekend.

At the start of this season, Tottenham Hotspur fans were pinning a lot of their hopes on Harry Kane recreating his outstanding form from the previous campaign.

The 22-year-old ended last season with 31 goals in 51 appearances and, with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino seemingly focusing his attention on other areas of the pitch, for a time Kane appeared to be the only viable consistent goal-threat with Roberto Soldado leaving and Emmanuel Adebayor soon to follow.

By the end of the transfer window that had changed, with Clinton N’Jie brought in from Lyon and Heung-Min Son signed from Bayer Leverkusen. But with the latter playing predominantly as a winger these days, were Tottenham really that much better off than they had been last season?

Well it certainly seems so after Son replaced Kane up front for the recent Europa League clash with FK Qarabag and subsequently scored a brace in a 3-1 victory.

Tottenham will of course face far tougher opposition this season but a player can only do his best against whatever opponent he faces, and on Thursday Son shone against the team from Azerbaijan; which begs the question: Could he replaced Kane this weekend, too?

The England international has not scored a domestic goal so far this season and with Son proving he knows where the goal is, could Pochettino do what was unthinkable just a few short weeks ago and drop his star striker?

A home match against Crystal Palace will most likely see both Kane and Son feature, but the latter has shown he can play as a lone front-man and the longer Kane goes without scoring, the more tempted his manager may be to change things up…at least for a while.

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