Report: Boost for Spurs as Crystal Palace will be without key defender this weekend

Crystal Palace face a tough trip to North London to face Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, and the Eagles will have to do so without their star defender, Marc Guehi.

Tottenham had the weekend off recently, due to Chelsea’s commitments in the Carabao Cup, and will be chomping at the bit to play again and make up ground on the leading pack in the Premier League.

To stay in the hunt for a top-four spot, Ange Postecoglou‘s men will have to overcome Crystal Palace, who travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

While Palace will be buoyed by the recent win over Burnley and the impetus of their new manager, Oliver Glasner, their already difficult task will be all the more challenging as they will have to face Spurs without Marc Guehi.

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Marc Guehi unavailable for Spurs game

The England international has been out of action since the start of this month after “suffering a hyper-extended knee injury” in the defeat to rivals Brighton, and the South London Press suggests Guehi will likely not be available for the upcoming clash with the Lilywhites.

It is thought Palace “are not expecting” Guehi to recover in time for the clash. Glasner started with a back three of Chris Richards, Joachim Andersen and Joel Ward for the win over Burnley, and could well do so again for the trip to Spurs.

Meanwhile, the Eagles will be boosted by the fact Eberechi Eze has been back in training over the last week, and the tricky playmaker is expected to be “introduced back into the matchday fold” for the weekend.

Spurs Web Opinion

Swings and roundabouts really this one. Palace missing Marc Guehi is huge and hopefully gives our attackers a chance of finding a way through, but at the same time, Eberechi Eze is a real problem and we will need to be at our best to stop him, too.

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