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December 11 2017 11.28am

Palace v Everton

Selhurst Park, Saturday 3.00pm

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke

Team news

Palace manager Roy Hodgson welcomes striker Christian Benteke to the squad after the Belgian has recovered from his knee injury. Benteke has fully trained this week and is finally fit again since limping off against Man City at the end of September.

However, midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek misses out after suffering a back innjury during England's midweek game against Brazil. Patrick van Aanholt (hamstring) is still out, along with long-term absentee Connor Wickham (knee).

Everton midfielder Tom Davies is a doubt, along with Ross Barkley and James McCarthy (all hamstring). Seamus Coleman, Yannick Bolasie and Ramiro Funes Mori are still sidelined for the Toffees.

Quotes

Roy Hodgson

"Every period is a crucial period, I see the task ahead of us as a week to week task and I don't rank opponents in the same way you [journalists] do. When you're not doing very well it's easier to play the top teams. I understand why people talk about it, but it makes no sense to me from a professional point of view.

"Unfortunately it's something that's impossible to debate, we know a win will be very, very good for us and help us enormously. Knowing that and wanting the victory doesn't give it to us.

"We have discussed what we've got to do to win this game, how can we be good enough to merit the victory? Everton are a good team, they'll want victory too.

"What worries me about statistics about a team who hasn't won away is that they will win away at some point and the only thing that can stop that is Crystal Palace. There's no way a team like Everton will go a long period of time without winning away from home."

Yohan Cabaye

"We know how it is when you change manager. All the players want to show themselves to the new manager, so it will be a tough game. We are ready to fight and we just have to be focused on the three points and nothing less than that. We have to play with our heads and stay clever on the pitch, we canít do silly things. We need to stay solid.

"We are working really hard on the shape of the team defensively and also offensively. Unfortunately for Roy we had big injuries up front to Wilf and to Christian. Now Christian is back [training], so things should get better and better."

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Everton - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
15th 11 3 2 6 11

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
21/01/2017 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Everton loss
30/09/2016 League Everton 1 - 1 Crystal Palace draw
13/04/2016 League Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Everton draw
07/12/2015 League Everton 1 - 1 Crystal Palace draw
31/01/2015 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Everton loss

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Last meeting

Palace 2-2 Everton

Saturday November 18 2017

Palace: Speroni, Sakho, Ward, Schlupp, Dann, Cabaye (Puncheon, 85), McArthur (Benteke, 75), Milivojevic, Loftus-Cheek, Zaha, Townsend

Subs not used: Sako, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkins, Souare, Hennessey

Goals: McArthur (1), Zaha (35)

Bookings: Sakho, Milivojevic

Everton: Pickford, Keane, Kenny, Jagielka, Baines, Gueye, Lookman (Calvert-Lewin, 45), Lennon (Ramirez, 76), Niasse, Schneiderlin (Davies, 45), Sigurdsson

Subs not used: Robles, Martina, Williams, Rooney

Goals: Baines (6, pen), Niasse (45)

Bookings: Keane, Davies, Niasse

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