Tottenham Hotspur are in Premier League action on Boxing Day as they take on Crystal Palace.
Antonio Conte has overseen a real upturn in form since taking charge with Spurs firmly in the mix for the top six and into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.
Conte will be hoping to provide a festive treat for the Spurs fansAFP
For Palace this will be a big test.
Patrick Vieira’s side are 11th in the table but will be hopeful of pulling off something of an upset as they travel to north London.
Tottenham v Crystal Palace: Date and time
The Premier League clash is set to take place on Sunday, December 26 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Kick-off is scheduled for 3pm UK time.
Victory could see Spurs move up as high as fifth in the table.
Patrick Vieira has made a real impression since taking charge at Selhurst ParkGetty
Tottenham v Crystal Palace: How to follow
talkSPORT will have updates from the clash throughout the afternoon.
The match will also be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 with live coverage starting from 2.30pm.
You’ll also be able to watch through the BT Sport app with highlights being shown throughout the evening.
Tottenham v Crystal Palace: Team news
Conte has a near-full strength squad to choose from against Palace.
Cristian Romero continues to be a long-term absentee while Ryan Sessegnon picked up a knock that will rule him out.
For the Eagles, James McArthur looks set to miss out with a hamstring injury, while Joachim Andersen could return.
Ryan Sessegnon is likely to miss out against PalaceGETTY
Tottenham v Crystal Palace: Match facts
- Tottenham have lost just one of their 12 Premier League home games against Crystal Palace (W7 D4), going down 1-0 in November 1997. They’ve won their last six league games at home against the Eagles by an aggregate score of 13-1.
- Following their 3-0 victory at Selhurst Park in the reverse fixture, Crystal Palace are looking to win back-to-back league games against Tottenham for the very first time, with this their 46th such meeting.
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 14 league games on Boxing Day (W11 D3) since a 2-0 loss at Portsmouth in 2003-04. It’s the longest ongoing unbeaten run on this day by any side within the top four tiers of English football.
- Crystal Palace have won just one of their last six Premier League games on Boxing Day (D3 L2), beating West Ham 2-1 in 2019-20.
- Tottenham have lost five of their last six Premier League London derby matches (W1), and have won fewer points in such fixtures this season than any other side (3).
- Crystal Palace have scored seven goals in their last three Premier League London derbies, as many as in their previous 10 such games combined. The Eagles are unbeaten in their last four Premier League meetings with London sides (W1 D3), last having a longer such run without defeat in the top-flight between April-November 1990 (7 games).
- Tottenham have scored nine goals in their last four Premier League games, as many as they had in their first 11 in the competition this season.
- Tottenham are unbeaten in their five Premier League games under Antonio Conte (W3 D2). Only two managers in Spurs’ league history have remained unbeaten in their first six at the club – Jacques Santini in 2004 and Tim Sherwood in 2013-14.
- In Premier League history, only Robbie Fowler (9) has scored more Premier League goals on Boxing Day than Tottenham striker Harry Kane (8). Kane has scored in all five of his top-flight Boxing Day appearances, the longest such scoring streak in Premier League history, while he also holds the record for best minutes-per-goal on Boxing Day in the competition (once every 54 minutes, minimum four games).
- As a player, Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was on the winning side in all eight of his Premier League games played on Boxing Day, the best 100% win rate on the day by a player in the competition’s history.