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Football news - Crystal Palace without talisman Wilfried Zaha for Tottenham test

Crystal Palace without talisman Zaha for Tottenham test

10/11/2018 at 15:25Updated 10/11/2018 at 16:49

Crystal Palace are without Wilfried Zaha as they seek a first home Premier League win of the season against Tottenham on Saturday evening.

Palace have lost their last 11 Premier League matches without Zaha, who has been replaced in the starting line-up by Jordan Ayew in the one change from the side that was beaten 3-1 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Sunday.

Roy Hodgson's side having taken just two points from five home matches. The Eagles are in need of additional firepower with their two goals at Selhurst Park both coming from the penalty spot in the 2-2 draw with Arsenal last month.

Tottenham are without Moussa Dembele after he was ruled out until the new year with an ankle injury.

The Belgian midfielder is replaced by Victor Wanyama in midfield while Harry Winks drops to the bench as Dele Alli returns from injury to make his first Premier League start since September 2.

It means that Christian Eriksen remains on the substitutes' bench as Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino opts to keep the faith in Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela in support of striker Harry Kane.

TEAMS

Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Meyer, Townsend, Ayew. Subs: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Schlupp, Riedewald, Puncheon, Sorloth.

Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Foyth, Davies, Wanyama, Sissoko, Lamela, Alli, Lucas, Kane. Subs: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Son, Llorente.

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