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August 13 2020 6.17pm

Palace v Portsmouth

Selhurst Park, Tuesday 8.00pm

Edgar Davids

Edgar Davids

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Edgar Davids may come back into the Crystal Palace line-up after missing Saturday's loss at Reading due to a family problem. New loanees James Vaughan and Anthony Gardner will make their home debuts.

Last season's top scorer Darren Ambrose is still missing with a leg injury, while striker Wilfried Zaha completes the final game of his three-match suspension.

Portsmouth ace Aaron Mokoena is doubtful of playing after being stretchered off at the weekend so Richard Hughes is likely to step in.

Former Eagles defender Hermann Hreidarsson is sidelined with an Achilles problem and Danny Webber out with a knee injury.


Roy Hodgson

"We're bedding a lot of players in, there are areas where we have got to be better. Areas where players maybe aren't 100 per cent fit where they have come in on loan, which sometimes takes time as they haven't been playing football regularly.

"We've got to try and get the right balance and get everybody 100 per cent working as a team which is not there at the moment.

"But we have got two home games coming up. We have got to bed the new players in quickly because its a tough league. We've got to try and get some results together."

Steve Cotterill

"We had a lot more opportunities against Ipswich than any of the other games and were more consistent for 90 minutes. Had their goalkeeper not been so good on the day we would have won the game.

"We know there is still a long way to go, that by far and away we're not the finished article and that it is going to take us time to get there.

"We have just got to make sure that continues. That cannot happen for just one game then we fall back into any sorrowful ways.

"It's about making sure we maintain at least the level of performance we gave on Saturday. We have to maintain it everywhere we go and try to better it every time.

"What we don't want are too many disruptions through injuries. We need to get people bedded down and knowing their jobs. I thought on Saturday they were very good and showed some great mental toughness when there were some real tired legs around.

"I want more clean sheets. We created enough chances and, for sure, we will take them in time. When everybody starts getting used to everybody we will take those chances."

Portsmouth - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
23rd 5 0 2 3 2

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Portsmouth - current form

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 0 2 3 1 6

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
24/08/2010 League Cup Portsmouth 1 - 1 Crystal Palace draw
26/12/2004 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Portsmouth loss
11/09/2004 League Portsmouth 3 - 1 Crystal Palace loss
26/12/2002 League Portsmouth 1 - 1 Crystal Palace draw
17/08/2002 League Crystal Palace 2 - 3 Portsmouth loss

All time results

Last meeting

Portsmouth 1-1 Palace

Tuesday August 24 2010

Portsmouth: Ashdown, Sonko, Dickinson, Brown, Mokoena, Mullins (Pack, 102), Hughes, Wilson, Ritchie (Ward, 91), Nugent (Ciftci, 67), Smith

Subs not used: O'Brien

Goals: Nugent 57

Bookings: Brown, Ciftci, Wilson

Palace: Speroni, McCarthy, Barrett, Clyne, Garvan, Davids (Parsons, 82), Dorman (Obika, 59), Djilali, Marrow, Zaha (sent off 86), Counago (Cadogan, 68)

Subs not used: Price, Andrew, O'Keefe, Holland

Goals: Sonko 81 (og)

Bookings: Garvan, Obika

Sent off: Zaha

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