Player News - Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace's 1-0 defeat by Tottenham proved costly as influential defender Mamadou Sakho was forced off midway through the second half.

The Eagles started off creating the better chances as Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend threatened on the flanks, while Christian Benteke fired an early chance straight at Hugo Lloris. Palace, on the back of six wins in eight games, were able to shut down Spurs' deadly duo of Harry Kane and Dele Alli and appeared on their way to share of the points. But when Sakho was forced to depart on a stretcher in 57th-minute, the home side were forced on the back foot and Tottenham sense their chance. With just 12 minutes remaining, Christian Eriksen collected a pass from Kane 30 yards out and hammered a thunderbolt inside the far post by Wayne Hennessey. The result means Palace remain 12th, on 38 points, and sit seven points above the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 26 - 6:13 PM

Mamadou Sakho is poised to return against Tottenham on Wednesday evening as James Tomkins is set for a spell on the sidelines.

The Crystal Palace centre-back spent the remaining minutes at Anfield limping around up front after he was caught by Liverpool midfielder Marko Grujic. "It's a bad injury for Tomkins," said Sam Allardyce. "I am very pleased there's nothing broken given the nature of the tackle. He may not be fit again this season. I think he [Grujic] was lucky to get a yellow, he wasn't in control and hit just above the ankle." Tomkins was the only change on Sunday, in for Sakho who was ineligible under the terms of his loan agreement, and Allardyce may be tempted to keep things nice and simple once again unless he decides to introduce some "fresh legs" for the visit of their London rivals. Loic Remy is fit and available, although the Chelsea loanee lacks match fitness, otherwise the Eagles are pretty much as you were.
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 25 - 2:05 PM

Crystal Palace will face its toughest stretch of the season yet, but a crop of injury returnees are sure to help the cause.

The Eagles have three games in the six days, starting on Sunday against Liverpool and followed by Spurs in midweek. Those two clubs happen to be the only two sides that have recorded more points than Crystal Palace's 13 in the past month. And now it looks like the club will have James Tomkins and Loic Remy back from injury after seeing the return of James McArthur and Patrick van Aanholt last week. Said manager Sam Allardyce: "We have a few back out there training with us that haven’t been available in recent weeks which is ideal with a congested fixture period coming up...The full squad will be used over that period, obviously Mamadou cannot play on Sunday so that makes it important us having James Tomkins back available and Loic gives us another option on the front line."
Apr 21 - 1:09 AM

Crystal Palace picked up another needed point on Saturday as they rallied from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 with Leicester City at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace got off to bad start but struck twice in the second-half to overcome the reigning champions. Robert Huth gave the Foxes a lead in the sixth minute and the visitors appeared on their way to all three points shortly after halftime, as Jamie Vardy smashed a left-footed strike past Wayne Hennessey in the 52nd minute. The Eagles however proved resilient and pulled one back just two minutes later when Yohan Cabaye hammered home Jeffrey Schlupp's deflected shot, while Christian Benteke completed the comeback with a headed equalizer in the 70th minute. The results sees Place move seven points clear of 18th-place Swansea City.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 15 - 2:56 PM

Crystal Palace has received a major boost with the return of winter signing Patrick van Aanholt following an ankle injury.

The former Sunderland product has been a staple of Sam Allardyce's setup, as both a left-wing and a left-back, since arriving from Sunderland in January. But the Dutch international has missed the last month of action after sustaining an ankle injury. And more good news looks to be on the way with Loic Remy nearly back in training. Said Allardyce: "Patrick van Aanholt's been back in training and he'll join up with us. That's about it from our injured players recovering. Loic Remy's nearly there, he's nearly back in full training. So we're still waiting for James Tomkins and Scott Dann is looking pretty long-term now."
Apr 15 - 12:39 AM

Andros Townsend thinks he’ll "definitely be fit for Saturday" after leaving Selhurst Park on crutches last night.

Townsend was back to his best on Monday as Crystal Palace swept a very poor Arsenal team aside to earn a much-needed victory and open up a six-point gap between them and Swansea who occupy the final relegation place. The former Tottenham and Newcastle winger was on hand to prod home Wilfred Zaha’s pass on 17 minutes to make it 1-nil while stand-in Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez brought down the 25-year-old to earn a penalty, which was converted by Milivojevic, sealing the win. But despite completing the full 90 minutes, Townsend left the ground on crutches, although he remains confident that he will be able to face Leicester City on Saturday: "I got a knock on my heel, so it's just precautionary to be on crutches," he said. "I think I'll definitely be fit for Saturday."
Apr 11 - 4:17 PM

Wilfried Zaha assisted on two Crystal Palace goals as the Eagles beat Arsenal 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

It was a comprehensive win for Palace as they likely confirmed their place in the Premier League next season at the expense of Arsenal's spot in next season's Champions League. Zaha was a constant threat and he put in first Andros Townsend and then Yohan Cabaye on the way to the 3-0 win. Zaha is finishing the season in fantastic form.
Source: Espnfc.com
Apr 10 - 9:49 PM

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce doesn't expect midfielder Yohan Cabaye to miss too much time with a calf injury.

But Allardyce confirmed the star midfielder is not expected to be fit for the club's home match against Arsenal on Monday night, meaning Joe Ledley is expected to come back into the starting linuep: "We lost Yohan Cabaye at half time during the Southampton game with a calf injury which will more than likely see him miss the Arsenal game on Monday. We will see how that settles down but even though it shouldn’t be too long out for him but with the amount of games we have it means someone could miss three games if they are out for a week."
Apr 7 - 4:50 PM

Sam Allardyce lamented yet another addition to Crystal Palace's growing injury list with Yohan Cabaye ruled out.

The former Newcastle star sustained a calf injury in the club's 3-1 loss to Southampton on Wednesday night, which he had to leave at half-time. The injury has already ruled Cabaye out for the weekend match against Arsenal and possibly more. At least the club will have Joe Ledley returning after the birth of his child, while James McArthur could also return from back spasms, but there isn't much depth at any position for the Eagles. Said Allardyce: "Patrick van Aanholt, James Tomkins, Pape Souare, Connor Wickham, Loic Remy and Fraizer Campbell are all injured and now Yohan. We're thin on the ground now. James McArthur may be back for Arsenal, but he's not played a huge amount since his back spasms."
Source: Sky Sports
Apr 6 - 8:20 AM

Crystal Palace will be without centre-backs Scott Dann and James Tomkins for the midweek trip to Southampton.

The Eagles loosened Chelsea’s grip, ever so slightly, on the title with a superb Stamford Bridge performance which saw Sam Allardyce’s side open a four-point gap between them and the drop zone with an unexpected 2-1 win. But, the victory came at a cost, and Palace could lose defenders Dann and Tomkins for several important weeks during the run-in. Tomkins failed to appear for the second half because of a calf problem while his replacement, Scott Dann, lasted barely 15 minutes before he was stretchered off in agony. Diego Costa accidentally caught Dann on the ankle with his follow-through following a snap shot, and as he went down, teammate Joel Ward landed on top of him. Speaking after the game, Sam Allardyce revealed Dann "felt something go" in his knee, and the club fear the worst. Damien Delaney and Martin Kelly are poised for return on Wednesday in a match Palace can ill-afford to lose.
Apr 1 - 4:27 PM

Crystal Palace pulled of its biggest win of the season with a stunning upset of Chelsea in a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

All the action took place within the first 11 minutes of the match, as Palace's early-season struggles looked to repeat themselves from the jump after Cesc Fabregas' early goal to take the lead. But within four minutes of conceding the opening goal, Wilfried Zaha dazzled with a superb solo effort after finding a pass from Benteke for the equalizer. Within 90 seconds, Zaha returned the favor, sending through Benteke as the Belgian international superbly chipped Thibaut Courtois for what would end up being the match-winner. Wayne Hennessey then came to the rescue with two excellent saves down the stretch to give Palace its fourth straight win.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 1 - 12:52 PM

Southampton manager Claude Puel is expected to continue his January interest in Mamadou Sakho into the summer.

Sakho, 27, is currently on-loan and in-form at Crystal Palace after moving to the London outfit in January after being frozen out of the first team squad at parent club Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp. Southampton are thought to have enquired about the availability of the Frenchman in January but retracted their interest after Liverpool slapped a £20 million price tag on the centre-back. Southampton will be especially keen on Sakho's signature if they fail to retain the currently injured Virgil Van Dijk over the summer. He is much sought after by some of the biggest club in England and abroad so the Saints will have their work cut out to hold onto the Dutchman.
Mar 30 - 3:23 PM

It wasn't a banner day for the attack at Selhurst Park but they kept another clean sheet and made it work for three points against Watford.

Big Sam is raising the value of Crystal Palace's back line as his management takes hold down the stretch. The Eagles won for a third consecutive match and held their opponents scoreless again as well. Fantasy managers should note the uptick in performance and value Crystal Palace's defense accordingly. Sakho, Tomkins, Schlupp, and Ward along with Hennessey combined today and will likely all improve dramatically over their first half of the season performances.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 18 - 1:24 PM

Crystal Palace made it back-to-back wins at the Hawthorns this afternoon to climb out of the bottom three, but the victory came at a cost as Patrick van Aanholt was forced off through injury.

Sam Allardyce was full of praise for his side after a fully deserved win on the road took the Eagles three-points clear of the relegation places: "We did the basics so well and the quality of both goals topped it. West Brom barely had a shot on goal." Palace will now head to a warm-weather training camp full of confidence with a free weekend coming up: "We can relax, chill out, do some training in the heat and get ready for the big push," said the former England manager. However, wing-back van Aanholt is likely to remain at the clubs’ training ground after suffering an ankle injury: "He twisted it. Ankle ligaments. We'll see about him. We don't have a game for two weeks so he has that time to recover."
Mar 4 - 3:49 PM

Wilfried Zaha scored the opener and Andros Townsend doubled it up as Crystal Palace won their second match on the bounce.

It was hardly a thing of beauty but that's the Sam Allardyce way and it seems to be taking hold for Crystal Palace. For the second weekend in a row Palace ground out a win while earning a clean sheet. Expect more of the same as the South Londoners try to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
Source: Espnfc.com
Mar 4 - 1:19 PM


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