Tottenham will go into today’s FA Cup game against Crystal Palace without two of this season’s biggest names in the starting XI.
If the report is to be believed, we will see Pochettino readily rotating the squad, as they continue to battle on three fronts heading into the final stages of what has been a magical season to date.
For Palace, the supposed absence of the talented duo will offer a degree of comfort, but as you can see from the predicted XI shown in the link attached above, we will still have our work cut out if we are to return to SE25 in the hat for the quarter-finals.
Alan Pardew has been boosted by the return to fitness of Dwight Gayle, Bakary Sako and Yannick Bolasie this week, the last of whom seems almost certain to start at White Hart Lane later on today, but there are obvious question marks over whether his return will provide enough of a boost to the squad’s morale to get us back to winning ways immediately.
With a crucial pair of Premier League games against West Brom and Sunderland on the immediate horizon following today’s clash, the fans could be forgiven for allowing their thoughts to wander ahead to some extent, but for Pardew and his players, it seems the cup still holds a huge degree of importance.
If you happen to be one of the 5000 Palace fans set to be in attendance this afternoon, that will no doubt be a source of huge comfort.