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Palace v Aston Villa

Selhurst Park, Saturday 3.00pm

Scott Dann

Scott Dann

Team news

Eagles centre half Scott Dann had his hand trampled on in the midweek defeat at home to Colchester United and will be assessed. James Tomkins (groin) and Mamadou Sakho (knee) are expected to return after the international break.

Aston Villa left-back Matt Targett (hamstring) is out, alongside James Chester and Jonathan Kodjia. Midfielder Marvelous Nakamba could make his first Premier League appearance after a good display in the Carabao Cup.


Roy Hodgson

"[Villa] have invested heavily. I think to back [Dean Smith's] judgement on how he wants the team to play, and the fact they have had a good start to the season and are looking like a very dangerous opponent, doesn’t surprise me one bit.

"Because I know Dean and the work he does, and because I think the club has gone about its business in a very intelligent way.

"We have gone through with our players what we think [Villa] are strong at but it is not my place to say that in front of the cameras, that is for Dean Smith.

"What I will say is that they are a good side, with good players and I think they are going to be a thorn in many a team's side this season and I am hoping we play well enough that they are not a thorn in our side."

Dean Smith

"It's important to keep them performance levels high, especially going into a tough game like Crystal Palace.

"It's going to be a challenge. I went to watch them at Sheffield United where they didn't perform particularly well, but then they've gone to Manchester United and got a fantastic result."

Aston Villa - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
16th 3 1 0 2 3

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
12/01/2016 League Aston Villa 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
22/08/2015 League Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Aston Villa win
01/01/2015 League Aston Villa 0 - 0 Crystal Palace draw
02/12/2014 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Aston Villa loss
12/04/2014 League Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Aston Villa win

All time results

Last meeting

Aston Villa 1-0 Palace

Tuesday January 12 2016

Aston Villa: Bunn, Lescott, Cissokho, Bacuna, Okore, Gueye, Veretout, Westwood, Gil (Clark, 89), Kozak, Ayew

Subs not used: Lyden, Richardson, Gestede, Sinclair, Richards, Guzan

Goals: Lescott 58

Bookings: Veretout, Gueye

Palace: Hennessey, Delaney, Souare, Ward, Dann, Ledley (Wickham, 45), McArthur (Jedinak, 78), Cabaye, Puncheon, Zaha, Sako (Chamakh, 62)

Subs not used: Kelly, Campbell, Mutch, Speroni

Bookings: Ward

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