Crystal Palace v Spurs – how to watch, team news, key information
Fri 10 September 2021, 19:00|Tottenham Hotspur
We return to Premier League action after the international break with a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday (12.30pm UK).
Heading into the weekend sitting top of the table with three wins and no goals conceded after three games, we’re taking on Palace for the first time since the appointment of ex-Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira as their new boss.
Since taking charge in the summer, Vieira has led the Eagles to two draws and a defeat from their three league games, while they suffered a narrow 1-0 loss at Watford in the Carabao Cup.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game...
How can I watch the game?
Saturday’s match is being broadcast live in the UK on BT Sport 1, kick-off 12.30pm.
Live radio commentary will be available on talkSPORT.
We’ll also be bringing you video highlights here on tottenhamhotspur.com and the Spurs Official app two hours after the game.
Supporters who are attending the match can find all the latest travel information here.
If you’re supporting us from overseas, check out the worldwide broadcast listings to see if the match is being shown in your area.
If you’re not attending Selhurst Park in person or watching live on television, you can follow every kick of the action wherever you are in the world via our live Match Centre here on the website and app, complete with live text and audio commentary, goal alerts and stats.
Alternatively, join our official Watchalong on Twitch from 11.30am UK.
How will the teams line up?
We’ll be without the services of Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso on Saturday after all three players’ involvement in international games in South America during the last fortnight. They’re seeing out their isolation period in Croatia.
Heung-Min Son picked up an injury on South Korea duty and is a concern for Nuno Espirito Santo, who alluded to ‘the absence of some players’ at Selhurst Park.
Defender Joe Rodon could return after being sidelined during the opening weeks of the season. He was on the bench for Wales against Estonia on Wednesday night – his first involvement in a competitive matchday squad in 2021/22.
Crystal Palace could give a debut to summer signing Michael Olise after his return to fitness, although Jeff Schlupp picked up a hamstring injury on international duty and joins Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson on the sidelines.
Who is the referee and what colours will the teams be playing in?
Jonathan Moss will referee Saturday’s game, assisted by Marc Perry and Tim Wood. Tony Harrington will be the fourth official, with Jarred Gillett and assistant Lee Betts on VAR duty.
Hosts Palace will be in red and blue stripes, blue shorts and blue socks, with their keeper in all green.
We’ll play in our 2021/22 home kit, although we’ll have white socks with our white shirts and navy shorts on this occasion, with this season’s first-choice navy socks clashing with the Eagles’ strip. Our keeper will be in orange.
What will the weather be like?
It’s forecast to be cloudy with a gentle breeze at Selhurst Park on Saturday lunchtime, with temperatures expected to be around 20 degrees.