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Marouane Chamakh | Forward

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 154

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Marouane Chamakh is one of three Crystal Palace strikers currently sidelined because of a hamstring problem after Alan Pardew confirmed the Moroccan would be out for around two weeks.
Chamakh was injured during the build-up to last weekends’ game and missed the opportunity to face his former employers at Selhurst Park after a scan confirmed a grade one tear – a similar injury to the one suffered by team mate Yaya Sanogo – both players are expected to return for the Queens Park Rangers match in GW29. Glenn Murray and Dwight Gayle could lead the line at West Ham although Shola Ameobi is an option - Fraizer Campbell has been ruled out [for up to 6 weeks]. The Eagles will welcome back James McArthur for the trip to the Boleyn Ground while Pardew also confirmed captain Mile Jedinak had trained fully this week but a place in starting eleven is no gimme with Jordon Mutch impressing recently. Feb 26 - 4:40 PM

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Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh broke his nose against Everton but has a chance of featuring against Leicester City.

Chamakh has been performing well under Alan Pardew and may well be risked against Leicester, although he will need to wear a protective mask. If the striker fails to make it then Yaya Sanogo will likely play the lone forward role with Jordan Mutch or Dwight Gayle in support.
Feb 7 - 5:14 AM

Alan Pardew lost his first game since taking charge at Crystal Palace as Everton left Selhurst Park with all three points ending the Eagles’ four game winning streak but it was the loss of striker Marouane Chamakh which stole the headlines.

Chamakh was making his first Premier League start since mid-December having recently recovered from a hamstring strain and the Moroccan was hoping to add the two goals he scored in last weekends' FA Cup win at St Marys’. However the forwards afternoon was ended early following a clash of heads and he was stretchered off after just 25 minutes an injury which was later confirmed as a broken nose – and not concussion – meaning a return in game week 24 against Leicester is possible. However should Chamakh fail to recover in time then Pardew will have a number of attacking options with Dwight Gayle, Glenn Murray, Fraizer Campbell and Yaya Sanogo all able to lead the line.
Source: Daily Mail
Feb 1 - 11:34 AM

Crystal Palace's Emirates strike force combined for three goals as they came back from 2-1 down to beat third place Southampton in the FA Cup.

First it was former Arsenal forward Marouane Chamakh drawing Crystal Palace even at 1-1. Southampton regained the lead via a Scott Danny own goal for a 2-1 lead after 16 minutes. Five minutes later it was Arsenal loanee Yaya Sanogo who scored to equalize at two. Incredibly, Chamakh ended the scoring in the 39th minute with his second of the game. A great result for Alan Pardew as his winning streak continued since his appointment as Palace manager, it was his second 3-2 comeback win on the road in as many weekends.
Jan 24 - 12:21 PM

Neil Warnock will need to wait a little longer to discover the full extent of the hamstring injury suffered by Marouane Chamakh during Saturdays’ home draw with Stoke City.

The Moroccan striker limped off because a thigh problem with only fifteen minutes remaining and although a scan proved inconclusive Warnock has ruled Chamakh out of this weekends’ match. Tests highlighted an issue with the muscle although it is unclear whether the mark was from an existing tear or a new one – the player will have another scan when the injury has had a chance to "calm down." The Eagles face a difficult trip to the Etihad in the early kick-off on Saturday and manager Neil Warnock will need to decide whether Fraizer Campbell or Dwight Gayle – who has disappointed of late – will lead the line.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 07:58:00 AM

Marouane Chamakh is out for at least a week with a hamstring injury.

Joe Ledley has recovered from a strain midweek but Chamakh won't be able to make the Burnley match. Dwight Gayle has also recovered and is a good option this week as he looks to build upon his four goals this season against one of the worst teams in the league - Burnley. No other big injuries at Crystal Palace.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:01:00 PM

Crystal Palace have signed striker Kevin Doyle on a four month loan.

The Republic of Ireland international will challenge Marouane Chamakh, Dwight Gayle and Fraizer Campbell for a starting spot at Crystal Palace but the team have struggled in all aspects of the game and Doyle doesn't seem to be worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats. He has previous Premier League experience but we don't anticipate that to help too much in this situation.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:28:00 PM

Marouane Chamakh scored a good goal, but Crystal Palace were well beaten by West Ham at Selhurst Park.

One thing Palace were renowned for last season was their defensively solidity, but that was nowhere to be seen against the Hammers. They were completely outplayed in the first half, and were eventually beaten 3-1 despite a good strike by Chamakh. The Eagles have lost their first two games and desperately need a new manager before a poor start to the season becomes a crisis.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 02:56:00 PM

Sky Sports are reporting that Marouane Chamakh will sign a new two-year deal with Crystal Palace.

Chamakh didn't score many goals for Palace last season, but his work rate under Tony Pulis was vital for the tactical system to work, and the club have been keen to extend the striker's contract before it ends on 31 July. The Moroccan has been linked with QPR and French side Bordeaux during the summer, but Sky Sports appear confident a deal with the Eagles has already been done and is due to be announced within the next 24 hours.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 04:16:00 AM

Free agent Marouane Chamakh has admitted he is determined to stay in the Premier League, even if he fails to agree a new deal at Crystal Palace.

Chamakh didn't score many goals for Palace last season, but his work rate under Tony Pulis was vital for the tactical system to work, and the club are keen to tie the striker to a new deal before his contract ends at the end of the month. If negotiations fail then Chamakh is keen to stay in England, and he could be an attractive proposition for one of the promoted clubs.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jun 16, 2014 05:04:00 AM

Crystal Palace top scorer Marouane Chamakh faces a fitness test on the hamstring he injured at Swansea.

The doubt over Chamakh makes Glenn Murray a likely starter this weekend as the Eagles host Southampton. Other concerns are Joe Ledley, Damien Delaney and Kagisho Dikgacoi. All three men missed their respective mid-week international friendlies due to injury and are slight doubts to feature this weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Crystal Palace fought valiantly for the first half but couldn't keep Arsenal out and capitulated 2-0 at the Emirates.

Tony Pulis has been a magic man since taking over at Selhurst Park but he could extend Palace's strong run of form at the Emirates Sunday. Former Gunner Marouane Chamakh lost Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's runand Santi Cazorla found the Ox with a looping ball that Chamberlain controlled deftly and scored. Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a second to seal Palace's fate.
Sun, Feb 2, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is serious about bringing in some new talent to strengthen his squad during the January transfer window.

Pulis: "The window's open now and we're looking to do some business; we need to do some business. We have to bring in people to strengthen us. If you bring the right players in, if you can bring one or two in and they gel quickly enough then they can certainly help you turn your season around or give you that push that you need to get over the line. The important thing at this football club is that we bring players in who have got something to prove. I've got a list of players, the chairman (Steve Parish) has got that list of players. We need to get deals done if we're going to push on. That's always been my thoughts and that was before I got to the football club." Marouane Chamakh leads the team with four goals, but it's not enough. Palace have scored a league-low 13 goals thru 20 games and boast a 2-0-8 record on the road with just five goals.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Jan 9, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Maourane Chamakh had scored in his three previous Premier League matches, but against Newcastle United he drew a blank. The yellow card he earned for a foul of Fabricio Coloccini will keep him out of the Eagles' trip to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

In Chamakh's absence, Cameron Jerome may be partnered with Dwight Gayle, or he may lead the line on his own, with support from midfield in the likes of Barry Bannan, Jason Puncheon, and Yannick Bolasie.

Marouane Chamakh continued his rebirth under Tony Pulis in Week 16 despite his team losing on their visit to Stamford Bridge.

The former Arsenal forward, along with the entire Palace team, has been much improved since it became clear that Tony Pulis would become their new manager. The goal was Chamakh's third in his last three matches and came from a Joel Ward cross. Palace fought valiantly against the more talented Blues but couldn't find a second goal to take a point home with them across London.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 12:28:00 PM