Predicted Tottenham Hotspur line-up v Crystal Palace

Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham during the Audi cup 2019 final match between Tottenham Hotspur and  Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on July 31, 2019 in Munich, Germany.

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

Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham during the Audi cup 2019 final match between Tottenham Hotspur and  Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on July 31, 2019 in Munich, Germany.

Tottenham Hotspur are back in Premier League action this weekend, taking on Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

The international break is coming to an end, and fans will be delighted to see domestic football return, with Spurs back at home again.

Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to get some sort of form going, after a patchy start to the season featuring a scrappy win, a couple of draws that weren't entirely convincing and a home defeat to Newcastle United.

 

Pochettino will be assessing his squad ahead of the game, and here's our best guess at predicting Tottenham's line-up to face Crystal Palace.

Hugo Lloris is almost certain to start in goal unless he's returned from international duty with France with an issue, and Jan Vertonghen should keep his place alongside Toby Alderweireld at centre back.

Kyle Walker-Peters is expected to be fit at right back, whilst Danny Rose will be the favourite to start at left back having bene left out of the England side in midweek, whereas Ben Davies played for Wales.

Harry Winks should be fresh in midfield, but it may be too soon for Tanguy Ndombele to start even if he's approaching fitness, meaning Moussa Sissoko could keep his place alongside Winks in midfield.

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Erik Lamela hasn't been on international duty so is likely to play, and joining Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min behind Harry Kane makes sense.

The system could be easily adapted to the diamond system Pochettino also likes, but we're going with a 4-2-3-1 setup as things stand.

The bench could then by Paulo Gazzaniga, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies, Tanguy Ndombele, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Oliver Skipp, or even striker Troy Parrott with Giovani Lo Celso out of action.

Tanguy Ndombele of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at Tottenham...

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