On Saturday, however, he will face a very different task as Spurs arrive at Selhurst Park looking to keep their recent unbeaten run going.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side haven’t tasted defeat in their last seven outings and, prior to the 1-1 draw with Burnley, memorably dispatched Chelsea 5-3 in a thrilling New Year’s Day encounter at the Lane.
The Spurs Head Coach will be hoping that his side carries that momentum into Saturday’s game in the knowledge that a win, plus results going their way elsewhere, could see them end the weekend in the top four.
Boosted by a new manager, however, Palace are likely to be a different proposition to that which ground out a hard-fought goalless draw at the start of December.
The 59/50 on offer for an away win is likely to attract plenty given Harry Kane’s performances in front of goal, while the 28/5 available on a two goal winning margin also deserves consideration.
Additionally, with two goals in his last two games, Nacer Chadli has put in some hugely impressive performances of late and the 27/10 available for him to score anytime, or 41/5 to score first, is likely to tempt a few.
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