Premier League clash amid Covid cases as Antonio Conte’s Spurs welcome London rivals
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Tottenham are set to be in Premier League action on Boxing Day as they take on Crystal Palace despite rising Covid cases.
Antonio Conte’s Spurs returned to action last week after postponing three games.
They drew with Liverpool in the league before defeating West Ham in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals.
Now they are ready to take on London rival Palace this afternoon.
As it stands, the game remains officially activated but it is the subject of a major doubt.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: date and time
The Premier League clash will take place on Sunday, December 26 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Kick-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.
The victory could see Spurs climb to fifth place in the table.
Tottenham vs Crystal Palace: how to follow
talkSPORT will have clash updates throughout the afternoon.
The game will also be televised live on BT Sport 1 with live coverage starting at 2:30 p.m.
You will also be able to watch through the BT Sport app with highlights displayed throughout the evening.
Tottenham v Crystal Palace: confirmed teams
Tottenham: Lloris, Sanchez, Dier, Tanganga, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Reguilon, Moura, Son, Kane.
Subtitles: Doherty, Winks, Gil, Rodon, Alli, Gollini, Bergwijn, Ndombele, Davies.
Crystal Palace: Butland, Ward, Andersen, Tomkins, Mitchell, Gallagher, Kouyate, Hughes, Ayew, Edouard, Zaha.
Subtitles: Guehi, Mateta, Schlupp, Matthews, Kelly, Ferguson, Riedewald.
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Tottenham v Crystal Palace: information on the match
- Tottenham have lost just one of their 12 home Premier League games to Crystal Palace (W7 D4), losing 1-0 in November 1997. They have won their last six home league games against the Eagles out of a total score of 13-1.
- Following their 3-0 win at Selhurst Park in the second leg, Crystal Palace are looking to win back-to-back league games against Tottenham for the very first time, with the 46th such meeting.
- Tottenham are undefeated in their last 14 league appearances on Boxing Day (W11 D3) since a 2-0 loss at Portsmouth in 2003-04. This is the longest unbeaten streak on the day for a side from the top four levels of English football.
- Crystal Palace have won just one of their last six Premier League games on Boxing Day (D3 L2), beating West Ham 2-1 in 2019-20.
- Tottenham have lost five of their last six Premier League derby matches in London (W1), and have won fewer points in those encounters this season than any other team (3).
- Crystal Palace have scored seven goals in their last three Premier League derbies in London, as many as in their previous 10 games combined. The Eagles are unbeaten in their last four Premier League encounters with London teams (W1 D3), the last having enjoyed a longer streak unbeaten in the top flight between April-November 1990 (7 games).
- Tottenham have scored nine goals in their last four Premier League appearances, as many as in their first 11 in the competition this season.
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their five Premier League appearances under Antonio Conte (W3 D2). Only two managers in Spurs league history have gone undefeated in their first six at the club – Jacques Santini in 2004 and Tim Sherwood in 2013-14.
- In Premier League history, only Robbie Fowler (9) has scored more Premier League goals on Boxing Day than Tottenham striker Harry Kane (8). Kane has scored in his five top Boxing Day appearances, the longest scoring streak in Premier League history, as he also holds the record for best minutes per goal on Boxing Day in the Boxing Day. competition (once every 54 minutes, minimum four games).
- As a player, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has been on the winning side in all of his eight Premier League games played on Boxing Day, the best 100% win rate of the day by a player in the day. history of the competition.
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