Key Battle: Wilfried Zaha could give £25.8m Spurs man a real shock tomorrow - Our View
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Key Battle: Wilfried Zaha could give £25.8m Spurs man a real shock tomorrow - Our View


Tomorrow, we welcome Tottenham to Selhurst Park in what looks set to be quite a tough game, given their start to the Premier League campaign.

Nuno Espirito Santo has won himself the Premier League Manager of the Month award after overseeing three wins, and also three clean sheets.

However, one of his players could be in for the shock of their career so far in south London tomorrow.

Wilfried Zaha vs Emerson Royal

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Unfortunately for them, Tottenham have quite a few absentees.

As the Mirror state, Nuno will definitely be without Davinson Sanchez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso due to COVID-19 protocol.

As a result, there could be an earlier-than-expected debut for Emerson Royal, who Tottenham signed from Barcelona for £25.8m a matter of days ago.

The Brazilian is a right-back, and up against Wilfried Zaha on the left flank, he could be given a brutal welcome to English football.

Wilf should be licking his lips

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Don’t get us wrong, Emerson is a fine player who we expect to excel in the Premier League.

However, even some of the country’s best imports have taken a while to settle into life in England’s top-flight.

As a result, Wilf has a real chance to go at Emerson and torment him.

Nuno presumably wouldn’t have wanted to give the 22-year-old his debut so quickly, although with Romero and Sanchez missing, Japhet Tanganga is expected to shift over to centre-back, so Emerson is needed.

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Tottenham’s new boy has barely trained, so he may be lacking sharpness.

That is the last thing you want up against our No.11, who is arguably among the best in Europe at taking defenders on and beating them.

When full-time comes around tomorrow, Emerson could well be searching for the first flight back to Barcelona.

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