Mauricio Pochettino's men have won seven straight in the league, though, and will hope to continue that run at Selhurst Park.
|Game||Crystal Palace vs Tottenham|
|Date||Wednesday, April 26, 2017|
|Time||20:00 GMT, 15:00 ET|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Sky Sports 1 and by stream via Sky Go.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Sky Sports 1||Sky Go|
In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBCSN and by stream via NBC Sports Live.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|NBCSN||NBC Sports Live|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Position||Crystal Palace players|
|Goalkeepers||Speroni, Hennessey, Mandanda|
|Defenders||Ward, Delaney, Kelly, Fryers, Van Aanholt, Sakho|
|Midfielders||Cabaye, Zaha, Lee, McArthur, Sako, Ledley, Puncheon, Townsend, Flamini, Schlupp, Milivojevic|
|Forwards||Campbell, Benteke, Remy|
James Tomkins had not long returned from injury when he was the victim of a Marko Grujic tackle against Liverpool that could result in another spell on the sidelines. The defender left Anfield on crutches and in a protective boot on Sunday and is not expected to feature.
Scott Dann also remains out so Martin Kelly will keep his place alongside Mamadou Sakho, who returns after being ineligible to face the Reds. Connor Wickham and Pape Souare are long-term absentees.
Potential starting XI: Hennessey; Ward, Kelly, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Cabaye, Milivojevic, Puncheon; Townsend, Benteke, Zaha.
|Defenders||Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Trippier, Wimmer, Davies, Carter-Vickers|
|Midfielders||Son, Dier, Dembele, Dele, Eriksen, Wanyama, Onomah, Sissoko, Nkoudou, Edwards|
Tottenham must win to keep the pressure on Chelsea and could return to their regular 4-2-3-1 setup after going three at the back in the FA Cup semi-final defeat to the Blues.
That would mean Eric Dier or Victor Wanyama dropping out for Ben Davies, who would come in at left-back with Son Heung-Min pushing up to join the attack. Michel Vorm, Harry Winks, Erik Lamela and Danny Rose are out.
Potential starting XI: Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele; Eriksen, Dele, Son; Kane.
BETTING & GAME ODDS
Tottenham are 4/6 favourites to win away from home, according to Oddschecker, with Palace priced at 5/1 and the draw available at 16/5.
Harry Kane is the 10/3 favourite to score first, with Son Heung-Min and Vincent Janssen priced at 5/1. Christian Benteke is the top choice for Palace at 15/2.
Tottenham might not have expected this match to be a meeting of two of the form teams in the Premier League.
That is what they are up against when they visit Crystal Palace, though, who have won six of their last eight to rise out of the relegation zone and to 12th in the table. Incredibly, Sam Allardyce could conceivably lift his team into the top half by season's end.
Liverpool were the Eagles' latest victims, and there is nothing Allardyce relishes more than spending a week picking apart the game plan of a top team and opposing manager. He can count Jurgen Klopp, Arsene Wenger and Antonio Conte among his recent victims and has taken great delight in explaining how he did it every time.
Complicating matters this week is that Allardyce has less time than usual to prepare for a midweek date with Mauricio Pochettino, and having now all but guaranteed safety he will need to ensure motivation levels do not drop.
Spurs, if anything, should be galvanised by their defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals having been the better team for large parts of the match at Wembley. They will, surely, be even more determined than ever to ensure that the Blues are at least made to work for the title rather than strolling to a potential double.
With Chelsea up against Southampton and Everton, there is a good chance two victories this week for Spurs - who face Arsenal in the latest north London derby at the weekend - will see them edge closer to top spot.