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June 14 2021 7.34am

Bournemouth v Palace

Dean Court, Saturday 3.00pm

Christian Benteke

Christian Benteke

Team news

Crystal Palace's misfiring striker Christian Benteke will sit the game out after he suffered a groin injury in training.

With Alexander Sorloth (hamstring) and Connor Wickham (groin) also sidelined, it could leave the Eagles without a recognised forward again this season.

James Tomkins could return but Jeffrey Schlupp (ankle), Joel Ward (leg) and Julian Speroni (knee) won't play. Bakary Sako (ankle) plus Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon (both knee) are out.


Roy Hodgson

"I heard someone on the TV say they canít understand why Benteke is still playing, why donít I give him a rest and perhaps it will be good for him to come out of the team.

"Well, yeah, it might be, but who do I put in? We have to play with someone up front. I havenít really got round to that way of thinking I saw Malcolm Allison do many years ago, of playing a 4-6-0 ó but maybe we will have to.

"Benteke limped off the training field feeling his groin so we wont know how well he is until he comes in tomorrow (Friday) and is assessed again.

"Nobody is coming back, so the squad could be even thinner if Benteke doesnít make it. It is a good club to be a forward at, because you have got a damned good chance of playing every week."

Bournemouth - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
10th 32 9 10 13 37

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
09/12/2017 League Crystal Palace 2 - 2 Bournemouth draw
31/01/2017 League Bournemouth 0 - 2 Crystal Palace win
27/08/2016 League Crystal Palace 1 - 1 Bournemouth draw
02/02/2016 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Bournemouth loss
26/12/2015 League Bournemouth 0 - 0 Crystal Palace draw

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 2-2 Bournemouth

Saturday December 09 2017

Palace: Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Schlupp, Sakho (Dann, 25), Tomkins, Townsend (Sako, 78), Loftus-Cheek, Cabaye (McArthur, 65), Milivojevic, Zaha, Benteke

Subs not used: Puncheon, Hennessey, Kelly, van Aanholt

Goals: Milivojevic (pen 41), Dann (44)

Bookings: Tomkins, Milivojevic, Zaha, Benteke, McArthur

Bournemouth: Begovic, S Cook, Francis, Ake, Daniels, Surman, L Cook, Fraser (Afobe, 87), Stanislas (Ibe, 65), Defoe (Wilson, 80), King

Subs not used: Simpson, Gosling, Arter, Boruc

Goals: Defoe (10, 45)

Bookings: Begovic, L Cook

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