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Antonio Conte backs ‘important’ duo Heung-Min Son and Hugo Lloris as Spurs look to kick off 2023 against Eagles – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

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Tottenham will be looking to reverse their recent slump when they travel through the capital for a midweek London derby against Crystal Palace.

Spurs got off to a horror start to 2023 with a 2-0 home defeat to Aston Villa, while Palace beat Bournemouth by the same scoreline.

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Tottenham have just two wins from their last seven Premier League games

The Lilywhites failed to recover after conceding the first for the tenth game in a row and have now given up the first four.

Tottenham cruised to a 3-0 victory over Palace on Boxing Day 2021 but the scores were reversed on their last trip to Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham: Date and time

This Premier League clash will take place on Wednesday, January 4.

The high-flying competition at Selhurst Park will begin at 8 p.m.

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham: TV Channel and Live Stream

This match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with live coverage from 7.30pm.

Sky Sports customers can stream this live through the app using their mobile devices, tablets or computers.

Alternatively, you can buy a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.

talkSPORT.com will also host a live blog of all the action.

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Conte insisted his future was secure despite Spurs' recent crisis

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Conte insisted his future was secure despite Spurs’ recent crisis


Crystal Palace vs Tottenham: Team news

The hosts can welcome James Tomkins back from suspension but Tyrick Mitchell is still serving the final in games from his ban.

The Eagles are also struggling with a number of injuries, with Sam Johnstone, Nathan Ferguson and James McArthur all ruled out.

Harry Kane, meanwhile, is one yellow card away from joining Yves Bissouma on suspension for Tottenham, who are already missing a number of other key stars.

Richarlison, Lucas Moura and Rodrigo Bentancur are all confirmed absentees, while Dejan Kulusevski is still a doubt.

Palace are unbeaten in four home games against Spurs in all competitions

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Palace are unbeaten in four home games against Spurs in all competitions

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham: What was said?

Spurs’ recent poor form has put Heung-Min Son and captain Hugo Lloris in the firing line, but Conte has thrown his support behind the pair.

Conte said: “His son is certainly struggling to find the best form and after the injury he suffered against Marseille he struggled a bit.

“Also the World Cup he didn’t score but we’re talking about a player that if we put him up for discussion we’re in trouble because Sonny and [Harry] Kane are the two most important players, along with Lloris.

“If we have doubts about them, we are in trouble.”

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham: The facts of the match

  • Spurs manager Antonio Conte has lost two of his five Premier League games against Crystal Palace, both with Chelsea in 2017. He has only lost more Premier League games against Manchester United (4).
  • Spurs’ Harry Kane scored nine goals in 28 Premier League games played on Wednesday, his worst goals-per-game ratio on a single weekday in the competition (0.3). However, he has already scored at least 10 goals on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and could become the first player to hit double figures on up to six different days of the week in Premier League history.
  • Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been involved in eight goals in his last six Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace, scoring five goals and three assists. Overall, the Eagles are one of only two teams Kane has scored more than 5 goals (8) and provided more than 5 assists (5) against in the Premier League, along with Southampton (11 goals, 6 assists ).
  • Crystal Palace have won just two of their last 15 Premier League games in January (D6 L7), beating Sheffield United and Wolves in 2021. They have not won any of their last 10 London derbies of the month (D3 L7) .
  • Tottenham have been two goals behind in four of their last five Premier League away games (W1 D1 L2), including their last three, although they have avoided defeat in their last two (3- 2 v Bournemouth, 2-2 v Brentford). No team has ever fallen more than 2 goals in three consecutive away games and avoided defeat in each.
  • Crystal Palace’s last home league game of 2022 was a 3-0 loss to Fulham, their heaviest home defeat since April 2021, losing 4-1 to Chelsea. Palace have not lost consecutive Premier League home games since January/February 2022, a run of three.
  • Crystal Palace have lost their first league game of a calendar year on each of the last seven occasions the game has been a London derby, in a run dating back to a 4-1 defeat at Arsenal in 1990. The Eagles’ League of 2022 was a 3-2 home loss to West Ham.
  • Tottenham have not won any of their last 10 Premier League away games against other London sides (D4 L6) since a 1-0 victory at Fulham in March 2021. It is their longest run without a win in the London Derby away in their league history.
  • Of all the Premier League sides they have played over 20 times, only against Sunderland (66%) do Tottenham have a higher win rate than against Crystal Palace (58% – won 15 of 26 meetings).
  • Crystal Palace won that exact game 3-0 last season – they’ve never won back-to-back league games at home against Spurs before.

Antonio Conte backs 'important' duo Heung-Min Son and Hugo Lloris as Spurs look to kick off 2023 against Eagles - kick-off time, team news and how to follow

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