Tottenham Hotspur will visit Selhurst Park on Saturday for their clash against Crystal Palace in the first game of the fourth game week of the Premier League. Spurs will be in search of their fourth consecutive win of the season while Vieira’s men will look to add more points to their total.
Spurs have been impressive so far this season and are the only team to have won all of their matches. They are yet to concede a goal and have been able to defend their 1-0 through all three games decently. The only concern for Spurs is they have not been able to score more goals and this results in increased pressure on their defenders in the latter stages of the game. Nuno Espirito Santo might have to think of making some changes to his squad for Saturday with Heung-Min Son picking up an injury away at international duty and his Argentine players have also faced a quarantine breach issue in Brazil. While the extent of the injury for Son has not been revealed yet, there are chances he might start if he is declared fit by Saturday.
Hugo Lloris and Heung-Min Son have been the key players for Spurs in their three matches. Son has scored two of their three goals while Hugo Lloris has made the most number of saves (12) in the whole league. If Son does not start on Saturday due to his injury, Harry Kane will be the key player for Spurs. Kane has scored two goals for England in World Cup Qualifications games over the weekend.
Crystal Palace are 14th in the Premier League table and have two points from their three games. They have scored two goals and have conceded five goals. Crystal Palace have had fewer shots on goal and fewer shots on target than any other team in the league. However, they did manage to score from both their shots on target in their previous match.
Crystal Palace have struggled to attack the opposition goal, they are second to last in the number of attacking actions attempted. Apart from this they are also in the bottom three for the number of through balls, passes played into the final third and touches inside the penalty box. Christian Benteke can be a key player to solve this problem, as he is a striker who can win aerial duels against defenders and Palace can try to play more crosses into the box. Conor Gallagher put up an inspirational performance in their previous match and will be looking to have an impact on this game as well.
Crystal Palace have been trying a different approach to their playing style and have not settled into that approach yet. They have had their problems in defending and Spurs can take advantage of this fact to get their fourth consecutive win of the season.