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December 13 2018 12.55pm

West Bromwich Albion v Palace

The Hawthorns, Saturday 3.00pm

Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson

Team news

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson will check on the fitness of Scott Dann, Jeffrey Schlupp, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic after the quartet didn't train on Thursday.

Lee Chung-yong (leg) and Connor Wickham (knee) are both still on the sidelines.

West Brom's Chris Brunt (calf) is looking for a return to the line-up, having been out since September. Matt Phillips and Keiran Gibbs (both hamstring) are doubts, while Craig Dawson, Nacer Chadli and James Morrison are out injured.


Roy Hodgson

"Well we got our first clean sheet so that's one step, once again. Although every statistic thrown at me know includes those first seven games I tend to be thinking more about the last seven games where I think I can identify more with that the team is trying to do.

"We haven't scored a goal in the three games we played there but it was Newcastle, it was Tottenham and now Brighton, we know that away goals are hard to come by.

"What would it mean to score and win? It would mean an awful lot because we are working very hard to try and retrieve the situation we have created for ourselves and to get ourselves higher up the table.

"Victory against a team which is also at the moment suffering fro the spectre of relegation would be an enormous boost for us but we know it wonít be easy, no trip to the Hawthorns has ever been easy, at least not in recent years. If we do anything up there it will be because we play well."

Alan Pardew

"I know their manager very well. He is doing a good job and they are in the best place theyíve been all season. Itís a group of players I know very well and a lot of people I love in the dressing room. It will be different for me personally but itís not about me, itís about West Brom and Iíll do everything I can to win this game.

"I was disappointed to lose my job at Palace, I really was. Although we were on a difficult run, we had finished 10th and we had got to a cup final. I felt I deserved more time but I didnít get it. But whatever age you are, you must try and better yourself and learn from your mistakes,

"Iím not going to sit here and say I havenít made mistakes. I have. And I like to think that Iíve learned from those."

West Bromwich Albion - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
17th 14 2 6 6 12

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
04/03/2017 League West Bromwich Albion 0 - 2 Crystal Palace win
13/08/2016 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 West Bromwich Albion loss
27/02/2016 League West Bromwich Albion 3 - 2 Crystal Palace loss
03/10/2015 League Crystal Palace 2 - 0 West Bromwich Albion win
18/04/2015 League Crystal Palace 0 - 2 West Bromwich Albion loss

All time results

Last meeting

West Bromwich Albion 0-2 Palace

Saturday March 04 2017

West Bromwich Albion: Foster, Evans, Nyom (Robson-Kanu, 71), McAuley, Dawson, Livermore, Fletcher (Leko, 81), Chadli (McClean, 63), Morrison, Brunt, Rondon

Subs not used: Wilson, Olsson, Myhill, Yacob

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, van Aanholt (Schlupp, 62), Sakho, Cabaye (Dann, 74), Zaha (McArthur, 86), Milivojevic, Townsend, Puncheon, Benteke

Subs not used: Campbell, Sako, Speroni, Delaney

Goals: Zaha (55), Townsend (84)

Bookings: Benteke

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