Crystal Palace XI vs Tottenham: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest for Premier League

 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Roy Hodgson has named an unchanged Crystal Palace team to face Tottenham.

Right-back Nathaniel Clyne was available after a month out with a knee problem but he does not make the squad, with Joel Ward keep his place at right-back for the trip to Spurs.


“He’s been back in training, which is good news for us,” said Palace manager Roy Hodgson. “He’ll be available to play at the weekend.”

James Tomkins is out with a thigh strain and Naououri Ahamada misses out with an ankle knock.

Hodgson said on Thursday: “Ahamada has taken a knock to his ankle. He didn’t train Tuesday and didn’t train today, but will have a fitness test tomorrow – it’s a knock rather than an injury.”

Michael Olise will hope to continue his recent good form, with Palace all-but safe after reaching 40 points with their 4-3 win over West Ham last weekend.

Eberechi Eze continue in a deeper midfielder role.

Nathan Ferguson and James McArthur remain sidelined.

Confirmed Palace XI: Johnstone, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure, Schlupp, Olise, Eze, Zaha, Ayew

Subs: Guaita, Milivojevic, Lokonga, Mateta, Hughes, Edouard, Richards, Riedewald, Clyne