Tottenham Vs Crystal Palace: Match Thread

thebenjamin

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Christian Eriksen's 17 goals in the last two seasons won us countless points. He has the most end product in this entire side and without him, it's not surprising we aren't popping up with key goals in matches like this and Everton. We need to get him on in this match.

Yeah we need to get him on for Chadli asap. Lamela's been pretty good and son's been excellent.
 

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A lot of people focused on a potential Kane injury as a reason for bringing in a second center forward, but a total loss of form is also a reason why having an alternative to him would've been so vital.
 

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Although Walker messed up the pass, he did well to stay composed in front of that guy taking the piss with the rolls and flicks, and took the ball extremely cleanly whilst giving him no room to cross. It's been a good half for him apart from a stray pass that through the ball bouncing in Palace's favour three or four times (something lacking for us) got them a half chance.
 

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Verts, Lamela and Son have been good. The rest? Not so much. Chadli's been more involved that usual though, shockingly. Kane's been very poor. His team olay has really become quite abysmal.
 

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Fairly decent first half hour. Since then they have come back into it and its got a bit scrappy and frantic.

I think we are trying to be too intricate at times. I want to see our players be decisive in what they want to do. Make the half yard and then shoot/cross. Apart from the cross at the end of the half, Chadli the main culprit at this. He's had countless one on one's but no urgency or belief to go at his man and make the half yard of space to open things up.

Also if we are going to play so narrow in attack then our fullbacks have to arrive on the overlap far, far more than we have seen so far.
 

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Same problems as Thursday. Our front 4 wanting too many touches and invariably over playing it.

Son and Alli in particular have just been trying to run through people like battering rams.

LamelA looks bright but his touch has abandoned him at times.
 

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Son done well but been caught on ball thinking he had more time

Lamela prob his best effort we have seen from him ever although still some heavy first touches and sloppy passes

Alli showing he will be a big player for us, again thinks he has more time on ball that he does though.

Walker and Davies, unconvinced by both

Chadli been at heart of most our decent moves
 

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That Palace chance had been coming though. So sloppy from Walker.
Not really, they hadn't done much at all until Walker did that.

We've been by far the better side IMO, just lacking that final ball.

The talking point for me is why Harry doesn't put it on a plate for Lamela, that was so disappointing. We deserve to be leading.
 

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Looking dangerous up top, though Kane's desperation for a goal cost us, when he blew the ball across goal instead of passing to Lamela.

Oh and we have the wrong full backs on!
It's not like he had time to look up and see where Lamela was, the ball was going out of play. He blasted it across goal hoping someone was there and this time there was none, bad luck.
 

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To be fair on Thursday night the only problems we had, we caused ourselves. Got to be at 100% all the time, concentration wise. We tend to have periods where they all seem to forget what Football is.
 
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Would like to see Clinton on in the 2nd half think some pace in behind or direct running on the wing would give them something else to think about. As would Eriksen. Not a bad half overall Palace are a good side.
 

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Palace are actually defending very well. We have opened them up a few times.

Just need to maintain it and we will do ok
 

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Sky showing average positions of each player....nothing attacking left or right....Chadli furthest forward
 
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