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Tottenham predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Tottenham are top of the Premier League three games in
Tottenham are top of the Premier League three games in / Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Tottenham return to Premier League action top of the pile after the international break and will be looking to keep hold of their position by beating Crystal Palace.

Even in challenging circumstances, Spurs have been grinding out results so far under new boss Nuno Espirito Santo, winning 1-0 in each game they have played. Already, they are the only remaining club still with a 100% winning record intact.

Here’s a look at the starting XI Nuno is likely to pick to continue that run…

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Japhet Tanganga
Japhet Tanganga could move into the centre of defence / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris (GK): The Frenchman is yet to concede a goal so far this season, although it might be challenging to preserve that streak with the enforced changes in front of him.

Emerson Royal (RB): Spurs’ deadline day signing from Barcelona could find himself making an immediate debut because of absences in the back four.

Japhet Tanganga (CB): Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez are out because of quarantine restrictions, meaning Tanganga could play centrally after starting the first three games of the season at right-back.

Eric Dier (CB): Spurs are yet to concede a goal in which Eric Dier has played this season, including in the Europa Conference League. He will have a new partner here, though.

Sergio Reguilon (LB): The former Real Madrid defender has played every minute in the Premier League so far this season.

2. Midfielders

Oliver Skipp
Oliver Skipp has started every Premier League game so far this season / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Pierre Emile Hojbjerg (CM): The Dane has enjoyed a very good few days with his national team and should be high on confidence after appearing in seven wins for club and country already in 2021/22.

Oliver Skipp (CM): Following a successful loan at Norwich last season, the 20-year-old home-grown starlet has clearly done enough to impress Nuno.

Dele Alli (CM): This time last year, Dele had been almost completely frozen out by Jose Mourinho. What a difference 12 months can make.

3. Forwards

Harry Kane
Harry Kane is looking for his first Premier League goal of the season / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Lucas Moura (RW): The Brazilian could come back into the starting XI after dropping to the bench last time out against Watford. He has still played a part in every Premier League game.

Harry Kane (ST): Spurs' talisman appears to have put a difficult summer behind him and is set for his second Premier League start of the season. Moved fifth on England’s all-time goalscorers list during the international break.

Bryan Gil (LW): Injury concerns over Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn could pave the way for the young Spaniard to make his full Premier League debut.

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