Mauricio Pochettino has kept faith with Hugo Lloris (Getty Images)Hugo Lloris has retained his place in Spurs’ starting XI for the inaugural game at their new stadium against Crystal Palace despite his costly error during the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday.
Calls for the club captain to be dropped have been growing louder, but Mauricio Pochettino has demonstrated his faith in the World Cup winner’s abilities but keeping him in the side ahead of Paulo Gazzaniga.
Pochettino has made two changes to his starting line-up elsewhere with Ben Davies replacing Davinson Sanchez in a back three and Heung-Min Son coming in for the goalscorer at Anfield, Lucas Moura up front.
Spurs started out with a back three against Liverpool but following a difficult first half, Pochettino successfully altered his team’s shape to a back four which resulted in a much-improved display.
Davies’ inclusion suggests that another in-game change could be on the cards with the Welshman having impressed as a left-sided centre back for Wales as well as at left-back.
As for Crystal Palace, Tottenham academy graduate Andros Townsend has dropped down to the bench after sustaining a hand injury in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield.
Roy Hodgson made three changes in total with Cheikhou Kouyate, Martin Kelly and James McArthur coming in for Scott Dann, Max Meyer and Townsend.
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