Confirmed Tottenham line up to face Crystal Palace: Attacker axed in two changes
By Matt Farr
Mauricio Pochettino has named two changes to his Tottenham side to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.
Defensive duo Ben Davies and Kyle Walker return to the starting eleven, following the 4-2 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi final on Saturday.
Attacker Son Heung-Min and full-back Kieran Trippier are the two players who make way for Tottenham, with nine players retaining their places.
The north London club announced their confirmed line-up on their official club Twitter account ahead of kick-off.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 26, 2017
The two changes should see Tottenham revert to a more familiar formation, with Jan Vertonghen returning to centre-back, and Walker and Davies pushing out wide.
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Son had looked vulnerable playing in a deeper left-wing role for Tottenham in their recent defeat to Chelsea, and Pochettino has responded by dropping him to the bench, alongside Trippier.
Danny Rose has made his long-awaited return to training in recent weeks, but he does not feature in the matchday squad, with a return against Arsenal at the weekend the most likely prospect.
Tottenham can reduce the gap behind Premier League leaders Chelsea to four points, retaining their faint hopes of pipping their rivals to the post in the race for the title.
Chelsea remain firmly in the driving seat following their 4-2 win over Southampton on Tuesday, and Tottenham must match them with a win of their own against Crystal Palace to stay in contention.
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