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June 20 2019 7.15am

Palace v Leicester City

Selhurst Park, Saturday 3.00pm

Hodgson: Under pressure with only one win in 11 games

Hodgson: Under pressure with only one win in 11 games

Team news

Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins are both suspended after picking up a fifth yellow card in the game against West Ham last weekend.

Apart from that, there are no new injury problems for Roy Hodgson's side - Christian Benteke is still on his way back to full fitness, and may feature before the end of the month.

Leicester will assess the fitness of left back Ben Chilwell tomorrow after he picked up a knee injury.

Harry Maguire has had a full week of training after his knee injury, and will be fighting for a place in the starting lineup.

Jamie Vardy, who has missed the last couple of games through injury, is also back training.


Roy Hodgson

"While it's too soon for [Christian] Benteke - he's out training and we're very happy with that - the other players are all fit so that's positive."

Speaking about the bad run of games that the Eagles have had without Wilfried Zaha in the team he said: "All curses have to be lifted in one way and there's only one way we can do that.

"It [the game against Leicester] is an opportunity. [Having not won without Zaha] is a fact and it will be a fact until such time as we play a game with him unable to play and we win.

"There's an opportunity on Saturday and we'll try to take it."

"We're not letting a lot in, especially if you take away the last two games. We need to take our chances more, we like to play a lot in the opponent's half and we get a lot of balls into the opponent's penalty area.

"Every time you go into a game and you're not winning, there's pressure. We're looking over our shoulders and are constantly needing to get the points we want to pull us away from the relegation zone. I believe the boys are more than ready to take that opportunity."

Demarai Gray

"They are a very good team with dangerous players and good depth in the team as well

"It’s not about where you are in the table now, everyone’s just trying to get the three points to get themselves up the table. I think it’s important we change last season’s results against them.

“I think we’re doing okay. We had a good run until the Spurs game, which was obviously disappointing, but we’re doing okay under the circumstances.

“It is a long season and we will pick points up over the rest of the season, so I think it’s just getting as many points as possible over the Christmas period and January, because there are a lot of games coming up.”

Leicester City - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
9th 16 6 4 6 22

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
28/04/2018 League Crystal Palace 5 - 0 Leicester City win
16/12/2017 League Leicester City 0 - 3 Crystal Palace win
15/04/2017 League Crystal Palace 2 - 2 Leicester City draw
22/10/2016 League Leicester City 3 - 1 Crystal Palace loss
19/03/2016 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Leicester City loss

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 5-0 Leicester City

Saturday April 28 2018

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt, McArthur (Schlupp, 83), Milivojevic, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek (Lee, 86), Townsend (Benteke, 86), Zaha

Subs not used: Speroni, Sørloth, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly

Goals: Zaha (17), McArthur (38), Loftus-Cheek (81), van Aanholt (84), Benteke (pen 90)

Bookings: Cabaye

Leicester City: Hamer, Albrighton, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Mahrez, Ndidi (Dragovic, 51), Choudhury (Silva, 45), Gray, Iheanacho (Diabaté, 45), Vardy

Subs not used: Simpson, Jakupovic, Fuchs, Barnes

Bookings: Silva

Sent off: Albrighton (56)

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