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March 8 2021 9.43pm

Palace v Bournemouth

Selhurst Park, Tuesday 8.00pm

Yohan Cabaye

Yohan Cabaye

Team news

Palace's French international star Yohan Cabaye is a doubt due to an ankle knock he suffered against Stoke City and will undergo a late fitness test but Joe Ledley is out after suffering an injury in the same game.

Connor Wickham serves the second of his three-game suspension. Dwight Gayle and Bakary Sako (both hamstring) and Yannick Bolasie (hip) are still sidelined for the Eagles.

However, new signing Emmanuel Adebayor is likely to make his debut from the subs' bench.

Bournemouth midfielder Junior Stanislas misses out with a knee problem. Tommy Elphick (ankle) is a doubt, while long-term injured Callum Wilson and Max Gradel won't play for the Cherries.

Palace (from): Adebayor, Cabaye, Campbell, Chamakh, Dann, Delaney, Gayle, Hangeland, Hennessey, Jedinak, Kelly, Lee, Mariappa, McArthur, McCarthy, Mutch, Puncheon, Souare, Speroni, Ward, Zaha.

Bournemouth (from): Boruc, Francis, Cook, Smith, Daniels, Pugh, Gosling, Surman, Arter, Afobe, Federici, O'Kane, Distin, Iturbe, Ritchie, Murray, Grabban, King, Elphick.


Roy Hodgson

"I tried to sign him [Eddie Howe] when I was at West Ham, and I've bumped into him on the road, he's always at games. He's a good, young English coach, and I'm always up for promoting that.

"He was an intelligent footballer. He wasn't the biggest, he wasn't the quickest, but he made up for that in his positional play and his thinking (which made him look a future manager). It's essential for our football (to see young English managers progressing).

"The fans know more about [Glenn Murray] than I do. He's a legend at this football club and we wouldn't be where we are without him. But you move on. He's moved on to Bournemouth, we've moved on, that's how it is and we all accept that.

"We wish him well and there will be a bit of banter in the tunnel, and we look forward to seeing him."

Eddie Howe

"This is another league game of huge importance to us. Our away form has been very good and we've been really pleased with how we have travelled on the road. We've become, touch wood, harder to beat and much more resolute.

"But tonight is certainly going to examine us. Crystal Palace at home in a midweek game is as tough as it comes, I feel. Whoever they play, they have quality in all positions.

"We want to continue our good run of form. We are only two defeats in eleven, which is very good from our perspective. But we want to try and pick up points in every game.

"It goes without saying but what you don't want to do is leave yourself with a run at the end of the season where you are scrambling for points.

"So these games, around this time of year, they will come thick and fast and go so quickly, so we want to try and maximise every game."

Bournemouth - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
16th 23 6 7 10 25

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
26/12/2015 League Bournemouth 0 - 0 Crystal Palace draw
04/03/1989 League Crystal Palace 2 - 3 Bournemouth loss
12/11/1988 League Bournemouth 2 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
02/04/1988 League Crystal Palace 3 - 0 Bournemouth win
07/11/1987 League Bournemouth 2 - 3 Crystal Palace win

All time results

Last meeting

Bournemouth 0-0 Palace

Saturday December 26 2015

Bournemouth: Boruc, Francis, Smith, Daniels, Cook, Stanislas, Surman, Ritchie, Arter (O'Kane, 45), Gosling (Kermorgant, 89), Murray (Rantie, 71)

Subs not used: Distin, Federici, MacDonald, Pugh

Bookings: Arter

Palace: Hennessey, Delaney, Ward, Souare, Dann, McArthur, Ledley (Jedinak, 74), Puncheon, Mutch (Cabaye, 45), Zaha, Campbell (Chamakh, 68)

Subs not used: Kelly, McCarthy, Hangeland, Dymond

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