A match preview for the encounter between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.
Where: Selhurst Park, London
When: Sunday, August 18, 1:30pm KO
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Spurs could be facing up to life without star man Gareth Bale this season as he nears a move to Real Madrid, and this will be their first chance to prove that there is indeed life beyond the Welsh ace.
However, further injuries to Jan Vertonghen and Lewis Holtby haven’t helped their preparations, whilst Emmanuel Adebayor has been away on compassionate leave for the past week.
Roberto Soldado is likely to start, but it’ll be a lottery between the rest of the new arrivals as to who gets the nod.
Palace could be set to bed in any number of the eight new players they’ve drafted in, but Jerome Thomas will have to wait to make his bow as he has still yet to recover from an ankle injury.
Paddy McCarthy is back in training but is not yet fit, while forward pair Glenn Murray and Yannick Bolasie are also out.
Murry could be a big blow as he finished the Championship season with 30 goals and will be looking to carry on that form into the new campaign.