On Saturday January 23rd, Champions League chasing Spurs travelled across London to Selhurst Park to face out-of-form Crystal Palace in a game that could see Spurs consolidate their place in the top four with a win. Spurs' form had been good over the last few weeks and, after dismantling Sunderland in their last game, they would be looking to extend their fine run. Palace would be looking to end a miserable run of five games without a goal and three consecutive losses. Palace's loss against Manchester City was widely regarded as a slight improvement after their disastrous loss against Aston Villa, but their dreadful run had shown no signs of ending. The previous meeting between the sides at White Hart Lane in September ended in a 1-0 win for Spurs after Son Heung-min's low shot evaded Palace 'keeper Alex McCarthy. The corresponding fixture last season was Alan Pardew's first league game in charge of Palace and his side came away with the three points, coming from behind to win 2-1. Team News: Palace would still be without long-term absentee Yannick Bolasie so Alan Pardew named the same starting eleven that lost heavily in their previous game. Spurs would be without Ryan Mason through injury while Son Heung-min returned to the starting line up.