Tottenham: Can the North London club maintain their perfect record?
Spurs have won all of their first three matches in the premier league. They face off against a 14th placed Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. However, the squad is depleted after the international break.
Tottenham starts strong
Tottenham won all of their first three matches in the premier league before the start of the international break. They lead the premier league table over West Ham by two points.
The whites won all three matches with a slender 1-0 margin. They have scored just three goals in three matches but are yet to concede a goal at the back.
Playing under a new boss, Nuno Espirito Santo, the Tottenham team looks solid at the back. The Portuguese manager seemed to have settled in his preferred system and players.
Tottenham began their premier league campaign with a win over the champions Manchester City 1-0, thanks to a goal from Son Heung-min. Subsequently, they beat Wolverhampton and Watford on matchdays two and three respectively.
The lily whites now face Crystal Palace on matchday four of the premier league campaign.
However, the Spurs have some worry regarding the squad availability.
The South American trio of Cristian Romero, Giovanni Lo Celso, and Davinson Sanchez is not available due to quarantine restrictions for the players arriving from South American countries. Out of the three, Davinson Sanchez was a guaranteed starter for Nuno at the heart of the defense.
Meanwhile, other crucial players Son Heung-min, Steven Bergwijn, and Oliver Skipp have taken a knock on their respective national duties. The trio is doubtful for the Crystal Palace clash. Oliver Skipp had been a revelation in the midfield for Tottenham this season. The midfielder playing alongside Hojberg and Alli has played the most progressive passes in the squad and has the highest pass completion percentage of the whole team.
However, it is not all doom and gloom for Spurs. They still have the likes of Bryan Gil on the bench who impressed with Spain in the international break.
On the other hand, Patrick Vieira would be raring to go against his former North London rivals with his Crystal Palace side. Palace will be looking to build up from the draw against second-placed West Ham on matchday three. The London side have drawn two and lost one of their three matches so far in the campaign.
Kick-off time: 5 PM ( IST )
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