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May 27 2019 10.46am

Leicester City v Palace

King Power Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm

Roy Hodgson

Roy Hodgson

Team news

Croydon-born boss Roy Hodgson will be 71 years and 198 days old when Palace visit Leicester City this Saturday, and he surpasses Sir Bobby Robson as the oldest to manage a Premier League fixture.

He will have to make do without star right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has a hamstring problem, so Joel Ward is ready to come in.

Fellow defender Martin Kelly is also out with a muscle strain but Wilfried Zaha is back after serving his suspension.

Leicester duo James Maddison and Ben Chilwell are doubts, while Nampalys Mendy makes a return. Marc Albrighton and Daniel Amartey are still sidelined.


Roy Hodgson

"My views regarding age haven't changed. You're as old as you feel. It's a milestone, a historic mark, which I guess I can be pleased about because it's nice to have such a good career, but otherwise I don't pay much attention to it.

"Age is definitely just a number. There are people much older than me who show no signs.

"I don't know what age Sir David Attenborough is now, but you watch him working and see his documentaries, you'd have to be a very strange person to start saying 'I don't think it's very good because he's old'.

"Most of us think it's very, very good whatever age he happens to be. He was good when he started doing it and he's still good today.

"That gives me the encouragement that in football - why should it be any different to documentary making?"

Claude Puel

"I donít know if I would like to manage a club at this age, but it is always fantastic experience and [Roy Hodgson] has a long career and a nice man, a great manager. He has done fantastic things and congratulations for his career and for the man he is.

"Not a lot of English managers try to manage in other countries. I think his career at different clubs in different countries shows a manager without remaining in his comfort zone. He wants to give his best and learn to look at different championships. I think itís fantastic."

Leicester City - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
12th 26 9 5 12 32

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
15/12/2018 League Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Leicester City win
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

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 1-0 Leicester City

Saturday December 15 2018

Palace: Guaita, Kelly, van Aanholt, Sakho, Wan-Bissaka, Kouyate (Schlupp, 65), McArthur, Milivojevic, Meyer (Puncheon, 89), Townsend, Ayew (Sorloth, 78)

Subs not used: Dann, Ward, Speroni, Wickham

Goals: Milivojevic (39)

Bookings: Guaita, McArthur

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Pereir, W Morgan, Fuchs, Maguire, Ndidi, Albrighton (Okazaki, 89), Mendy, Gray (Iheanacho, 73), Maddison (Ghezzal, 45), Vardy

Subs not used: Evans, Ward, Iborra, Simpson

Bookings: Pereira

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