Confirmed Spurs v Crystal Palace lineups: Pochettino switches to 4-4-2, Janssen starts

Tottenham Hotspur take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League this afternoon...

Tottenham Hotspur host Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane this afternoon in an early-season London derby.

Spurs opened the season with a 1-1 draw away at Everton, with Erik Lamela rescuing a point after a poor first-half performance at Goodison Park.

Mauricio Pochettino's men improved after Vincent Janssen came on and Tottenham switched to a 4-4-2 system, and that's how Spurs line up today.

Janssen partners Harry Kane in attack, though Kane could drop deep to fill the No. 10 role, with Dele Alli left on the bench.

Michel Vorm starts in goal with Hugo Lloris out injured, with the familiar back four of Kyle Walker, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose ahead of the Dutchman.

The likes of Ben Davies, Joshua Onomah and Ryan Mason all join Alli on the bench, alongside young goalkeeper Luke McGee.

Opponents Crystal Palace make the short trip to North London, with Alan Pardew looking to get his first goal and point of the season.

The Eagles opened their campaign with a 1-0 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion, and have since seen winger Yannick Bolasie leave in order to join Premier League rivals Everton.

New signing Christian Benteke arrived from Liverpool this morning, but isn't involved today as Connor Wickham leads the line.

Winger Andros Townsend faces his former club, having spent most of his career with Tottenham, and will be looking to haunt Spurs this afternoon.

Yohan Cabaye is again left on the bench, alongside James Tomkins, Keshi Anderson and Freddie Ladapo in a youthful Palace substitutes bench.

Tottenham lineup


  • Michel Vorm
  • Toby Alderweireld
  • Danny Rose
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Kyle Walker
  • Eric Dier
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Erik Lamela
  • Victor Wanyama
  • Vincent Janssen
  • Harry Kane

Substitutes: Cameron Carter-Vickers, Ben Davies, Tom Carroll, Dele Alli, Josh Onomah, Ryan Mason.

C. Palace lineup


  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Scott Dann
  • Damien Delaney
  • Pape SouarĂ©
  • Joel Ward
  • Joe Ledley
  • Lee Chung-yong
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Andros Townsend
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Connor Wickham

Substitutes: Julian Speroni, Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, Yohan Cabaye, Jordon Mutch, Keshi Anderson, Freddie Ladapo.

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