Despite being four matches short of the midpoint, Tottenham Hotspur is starting the second half of their schedule looking for revenge on Crystal Palace, here are the XI that will get it.
When Tottenham traveled across town to face Crystal Palace, Spurs were first place in the league and Nuno Espirito Santo was still the coach. An unfortunately double booking for Japhet Tanganga, had Spurs’ defender seeing red and left Tottenham a man down for more than 30 minutes.
Ultimately, it was another penalty, this one a spot-kick, which handed Palace the lead with just under a quarter-hour to play. As ten-man Tottenham pushed to get back in the game, Spurs conceded two more and thus started the run that ended Santo’s tenure and left the team in disarray.
Now, with Antonio Conte at the helm, things seem headed in the right direction once again and Spurs will be looking to get one back on Palace after the earlier humiliation. Here is the XI Conte is going to use to get the job done.