Here are Alasdair’s thoughts on this team
Jose Mourinho sees Eric Dier as the future of his Tottenham defense and he returns straight after his match ban shows him even more strongly than before.
Davinson Sanchez will consider himself unlucky to lose his spot, especially with the pace Palace has in the attacking areas, but Dier is the leader the Spurs boss has set himself for for the seasons to come.
Elsewhere the squad is as it was and after five goals in two games it’s hard to argue with that, although Mourinho has indicated that Dele Alli is fit to start if necessary.
Giovani Lo Celso has been a bit calm in the last few games and it’s up to him to provide the creativity again today, probably in a more advanced role.
There are no Gedson Fernandes or Juan Foyth on the bench today and if Tottenham can get themselves into a good position you hope there will be a farewell with a few minutes for Jan Vertonghen.
Michel Vorm misses this opportunity while Mourinho remains with Paulo Gazzaniga on the bench.
Palace are on a poor seven-game losing streak and Tottenham must benefit from their own comeback, while hoping Chelsea will do them a favor against Wolves.