Can the stars align for Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min once again against Crystal Palace?

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur gets away from Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur...

The Spurs man has a superb record against the Eagles on home turf - whether White Hart Lane, Wembley or the Tottenham Hotspur Arena.

Heung-Min Son (C) competes for the ball against Tanguy Ndombele (L) and Dele Alli during the Tottenham Hotspur official training

The international break is over and it's time to return to the bread and butter of club football; for Tottenham Hotspur, they will hope to put a troubled start to the season behind them and finally hit the heights they're capable of hitting.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has endured a frustrating start to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign, with one win, two draws and one defeat from their opening four games, while off-the-field issues and rumours - Jan Vertonghen's reported fall-out with the manager, for example - haven't helped.

 

Add to that the injury to Giovani Lo Celso sustained during international duty and it all equals a pretty deflating start to the campaign for the North Londoners, who must now retain - or should that be regain? - their focus as they welcome Crystal Palace to the Tottenham Hotspur Arena.

One player Spurs will be hoping can deliver against the Eagles is Son Heung-min, who has quite the record when it comes to playing the Selhurst Park in North London - three games in three different grounds, three goals and three different milestones hit (official Tottenham website).

(L-R) Juan Foyt of Tottenham Hotspur FC, Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur FC, Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur FC, Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur FC, Lucas Moura of Tottenham...

The South Korean's first Premier League goal came against Palace at White Hart Lane in September 2015, while the Wembley winner in November 2017 made him the highest-scoring Asian player in Premier League history ahead of Park Ji-sung - and who could forget the historic first senior goal back at N17 in April?

There are also some impressive statistics forged by the player this term, namely being ranked sixth  for dribbles made per 90 minutes in the Premier League (8.55) - no other Tottenham player features in the top 15 - and fifth for most shots attempted per 90 minutes (4.02), according to Wyscout as noted by Football London.

The signs are definitely there for the £72million-valued talisman (Transfermarkt) to deliver for his time in their time of need - relatively speaking - and of course everyone associated with the Lilywhites will be hoping the stars align kindly for him once again against a team he keeps making history against.

Heung-Min Son of Tottenham Hotspur gets away from Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur...

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