Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to extend their seven-game unbeaten run on Saturday night when they visit London rivals Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino rested several key men during Monday’s 1-1 draw with Burnley in the FA Cup.
The former Southampton boss is expected to bring his big hitters back for the trip to Selhurst Park.
Here’s how we expect Spurs to line-up:
GK: Hugo Lloris
Rested at Burnley, but Lloris has not missed a minute of Premier League action this season, so he will start.
RB: Kyle Walker
Pochettino’s decision to leave Walker out of the squad entirely for the game at Burnley made perfect sense. After all, the England international only returned from a nine-month injury lay-off in December. Fresh from his latest mini-break, Walker is expected to fill Tottenham’s right-back slot against Palace. Pochettino is, understandably, reluctant to play error-machine Vlad Chiriches in the league, while new signing DeAndre Yedlin is not yet in contention, despite training with the first team this week.
LB: Ben Davies
Davies was one of Tottenham’s better performers on Monday, but Danny Rose deserves to play, considering how well he performed against Chelsea.
CBs: Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen
Pochettino has partnered Fazio and Vertonghen in Tottenham’s last 11 domestic games.