Few Spurs fans would have predicted to see Serge Aurier in the starting line up today as the Lilywhites take in Crystal Palace at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Aurier has not been seen on the pitch in pre-season or the first four matches so far this campaign.
There are a few other surprises in the starting XI today as Dele Alli, Lucas Moura, and Tanguy Ndombele all fail to earn a start.
Kyle Walker-Peters doesn’t even make the squad despite his return to training, with Ryan Sessegnon also without his first appearance on the bench.
This fixture is a repeat from the match that opened the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season and Heung Min Son will be hoping to recreate his first-ever goal at the ground.
Spurs are without a win in the past three matches and have not recorded a clean sheet all season, so this could be an important kick-starter for them today.
Here’s how some fans reacted to the team news:
AURIER FUCKING FINALLY
— Meina? (@SonxDele) September 14, 2019
NO DELE OR NDOMBELE WE ARE LOSING
— ً (@thfcts) September 14, 2019
Broke up the best midfield duo in the league smh? pic.twitter.com/IQEMRSQpjR
— Manny (@Mannythfc) September 14, 2019
If we concede then start Tanganga ffs, more than deserves his chance and no one this season has shown they are undroppable. This is supposedly the best defence so I'm saying 11 minutes before Palace score
— Tøm (@TomCOYS) September 14, 2019
STOP PLAYING LAMELA
— Max (@HarryKaneSZN) September 14, 2019
SERGGGGEEEEEE THE LINEUP IS GOOD DONT CARE ABOUT THE REST
— 0 goals 1 assist (@goatsissoko) September 14, 2019
Playing an actual right back what??
— Finley (@Hotspurman90) September 14, 2019
Announce 1-1 draw
— Jonas Couling (@JonasCouling) September 14, 2019
what does lamela have that lucas docent
— Tristan Tardieu (@TTlads) September 14, 2019
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