Why Alli, Dier and Son will be key for Tottenham against Crystal Palace

Taking a closer look at some players who will have a big part to play for Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur return to domestic matters this weekend after their 3-1 victory against FK Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has some interesting decisions to make regarding team selection for the match against Crystal Palace considering Spurs have picked up just six points to date and here we take a look at three players likely to be key for the hosts.

Heung-Min Son

Recent Tottenham signing Heung-Min Son scored two goals for his new club against Qarabag and he should start again this weekend.

The South Korea international could be the key to getting the best out of Harry Kane this season, but Son will also score plenty of goals himself and do not be surprised if he follows up his brace with another goal against the Eagles.

Dele Alli

Dele Alli may be a teenager but he is already proving to be one of Tottenham’s most important players.

Having shone in Europe last week the former MK Dons player should again feature and has the talent and the confidence to inspire Spurs to another three points.

Eric Dier

Eric Dier may be playing further forward this season but that does not mean he looks out of place.

The England under-21 international played as a defensive midfielder for former club Sporting Lisbon and in the absence of Nabil Bentaleb, Dier is going to be vital to the cause in the short term.

After limping off against Qarabag, Dier is expected to be fit for the match against Palace and Pochettino will be hoping that is the case given his impact to date.

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