Coming off the back of a 1-0 win over Fulham in midweek, Jose Mourinho’s side welcome Palace to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday evening.
In the build-up to the match, lots of Spurs fans were sharing their thoughts on how Mourinho should set up his team to face Roy Hodgson’s side, with some specifically suggesting that Son should not start the match.
So, what did these Spurs fans have to say about Son ahead of the Palace game?
“Personally I’d start Lamela over Son against Palace, Son really needs a rest he looks so burnt out.”
“I think We should rest Bale and Son today…. Lamela, Lucas and Dele behind Kane… Son and Bale minutes towards the end if needed #COYS“
“Have to rest Son”
“I think son needs a rest”
“Think son needs a rest”
“Very tough lineup today. Some players like Ndombele, Toby, Kane and Sonny desperately need rest. My picks for today: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon; Hojbjerg, Winks; Lucas, Lamela, Son; Kane #thfc“
Looking at these tweets from this group of Spurs fans, it appears that they are all under the impression that Son needs to have a rest and should probably sit the game against Palace out, despite one fan predicting he will start anyway.
Should Mourinho rest Son against Palace?
Given how Son has made the joint-highest appearances for Tottenham in the Premier League so far alongside Hugo Lloris and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this season and hasn’t scored in his four previous league appearances, perhaps this could be a sign that some time out of the team could benefit him moving forward.
However, the fact that Son is currently Spurs’ second-highest-rated player based on his league performances so far this season (7.36/10, as per WhoScored) proves that he has been an integral part of their team in this campaign and could stop Mourinho from giving him a rest against Palace.