Tottenham make their return to Premier League action following the international break on Saturday lunchtime when they travel across London to Crystal Palace. 

Nuno Espirito Santo has been an early-season revelation, guiding the side to three successive 1-0 victories which saw Spurs head into the first pause top of the table with a 100 per cent record. 

Palace themselves also have a new face in the dugout in Patrick Vieira, but fortunes are slightly different, as they are searching for their first win of the campaign. 

Since losing to Chelsea on opening day, The Eagles have put together back-to-back draws against Brentford and West Ham respectively. 

Here’s what you need to know as Spurs and Palace go head to head in the first Premier League game back after the break. 


Where and how to watch

Date: Saturday 11 September 

Kick-Off: 12:30 (BST) 

Venue: Selhurst Park 

TV: BT Sport 1 (UK)

Referee: Jonathan Moss 


Last Five Meetings 

Tottenham 4-1 Crystal Palace (PL) – 07/03/21

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham (PL) – 13/12/20

Crystal Palace 1-1 Tottenham (PL) – 26/07/20

Tottenham 4-0 Crystal Palace (PL) – 14/09/19

Tottenham 2-0 Crystal Palace (PL) – 03/04/19

(Results via


Team News 

Tottenham’s South American trio of Cristian Romero, Giovani Lo Celso and Davinson Sanchez will miss the fixture on Saturday through quarantine regulations, after their respective involvement with Argentina and Colombia. 

The biggest concern for Nuno, though, lies at the fitness of Heung-min Son, who is a doubt for the trip to Selhurst Park after picking up a calf strain during a training session with South Korea. 

Fellow winger Steven Bergwijn is also a doubt after being substituted during the Netherlands’ clash with Turkey, and was later pictured with heavy strapping and an ice pack around his ankle.

Youngster Oliver Skipp may also miss the fixture on Saturday after limping off with a groin problem picked up on England U21 duty, while Ryan Sessegnon (knock) will be absent altogether.

Palace could hand new signing Odsonne Edouard his full debut on Saturday after arriving from Celtic over the summer.

Michael Olise could also be given his debut at Selhurst Park, as he is approaching the final stages of his recovery from a back injury. 

Club captain Luka Milivojevic could feature after nearing a return to full fitness, while Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson remain ruled out.

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