Jose Mourinho’s side come into the fixture riding a good wave of momentum, having won their last three games in succession in all competitions. Gareth Bale’s recent resurgence has been integral to that upturn, too, scoring twice against Burnley, before Dele Alli returned from the fringes to make a first league start in three months in a narrow victory against Fulham last time out. Spurs remain in a tense fight to secure European football for next season, though, with the club currently languishing in eighth.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace finally stemmed their sudden downturn in form with a dramatic victory against Brighton last month as Christian Benteke scored a terrific volley with virtually the last kick of the game. The Eagles have drawn twice since then, first in a lacklustre stalemate against Fulham before securing a valiant point against Manchester United. Those results have eased fears over Roy Hodgson’s side being drawn into a relegation battle. Follow all the action live below at the conclusion of the Manchester derby: