Five talking points from Tottenham's win over Crystal Palace; featuring Alli, Trippier

Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 3-1 on Saturday - here are five talking points from the match...

Trippier continues to impress

It took right back Kieran Trippier a while to settle down at White Hart Lane, following his summer move from Burnley. After a few unimpressive Europa League displays, many fans felt that he couldn't truly challenge Kyle Walker at right back, but he now has his chance in the first team - and he's taking it with both hands. A solid display defensively was coupled with a dangerous showing going forward, and he loves to cross the ball into the box, meaning Walker will have to work hard to get back into the Spurs side.

Dele Alli is one of England's most special talents

We already knew that midfielder Alli was building a reputation as a star of the future, but his goal against Crystal Palace showed that Spurs - and England - have a truly special talent on their hands. His all-round display may not have been his best, but he showed his quality as a match-winner even at the age of 19, by chesting the ball down, flicking it over Mile Jedinak's head, turning and volleying into the net from 25 yards. Alli plays with no fear and isn't afraid to try the spectacular - and if Tottenham can keep that in his game whilst developing other areas of his game, Alli could become a real superstar.

Son v Lamela v Chadli

After impressing against Leicester City in midweek with a goal and an assist, Son Heung-min was handed another chance to make an impact, with a start against Palace. The South Korean international had some bright moments but wasn't quite as impressive as he was against Leicester, meaning there is still no clear first choice out of him, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli. The former has looked good this season, whilst the latter came off the bench to make a huge impact. That gives Pochettino a number of options out wide, but there is no clear first choice option - and few fans could predict who will start on the flanks next time out.

Tottenham can grind results out away from home

After losing 1-0 at home to Manchester United on the opening day of the season, Spurs have now put together a ten-game unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League. Much like the 2-1 win against Watford over Christmas, Spurs had to keep going until the very end to grab all three points, and had the quality to grind out a result. To come from behind at a tough place like Selhurst Park was another sign of Tottenham's title credentials, and that bodes well for Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Pochettino gets his substitutions right

After almost an hour, it was clear that Tottenham weren't getting anywhere in the final third. Pochettino took the risk to take off his defensive protector Eric Dier in favour of winger Nacer Chadli, dropping Dele Alli into central midfield and Mousa Dembele deeper. It worked a treat for Pochettino, as Tottenham seized control of the game and got on the front foot, with Chadli contributing a goal and an assist in an impressive cameo.

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