Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew will be looking for more from his strikers when his side welcomes Tottenham Hotspur to Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Eagles remain in eighth place in the division despite a poor run of form that sees them without a league win in 2016.

Of most concern for Pardew is the dramatic dip in form from his frontmen, which has seen them fail to find the back of the net in their last five top-flight fixtures.

However, their problems are not limited to the strikers, with goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey making costly mistakes in losses to Aston Villa a week-and-a-half ago and Manchester City last weekend.

The Crystal Palace mentor has kept faith with his shot-stopper despite admitting he was 'battered and bruised' after the City match, and Spurs will undoubtedly target Hennessey this weekend.

Dwight Gayle joins Yannick Bolasie and Damien Delaney on the injury list after picking up a hamstring strain.

Tottenham ended a two-game run without a league win with an emphatic 4-1 win over Sunderland last time and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for more of the same in their London derby on Saturday.

Questions about a lack of striking options at the North London club were eased somewhat in midweek as a weakened Spurs side cruised past a similarly rotated Leicester City 2-0 in the FA Cup third round replay thanks to goals from Heung-Min Son and Nacer Chadli.

Knowing that their opponents are struggling at both ends of the pitch will give the visitors an added boost going into the match, along with the knowledge they could lose fourth spot to Manchester United if they slip up.

Ryan Mason will miss out once again with an ankle injury, but Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris will all be well rested after missing out in the FA Cup in mid-week.

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