Player News - Crystal Palace

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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

Bakary Sako is closing in on a return to action after the Crystal Palace winger confirmed he is back on the training pitches following a muscle strain.

Injuries have limited Sako to just four substitute appearances in the league, and while the Africa Cup of Nations was seen as the ideal opportunity for the former Wolves player to regain his match fitness, the 28-year-old returned from the tournament with yet another hamstring problem. But, Sako is hoping to be involved over the coming weeks after stepping up his recovery. The winger posted an update for his followers via Instagram: ‘Glad to back’ accompanied by a picture of him training. Palace currently occupy one of the relegation places and the return of Sako will help boost Sam Allardyce’s attacking options with Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha struggling for form.
Mar 1 - 1:25 PM

Patrick Van Aanholt scored as Crystal Palace moved out of the bottom three with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.

Crystal Palace started the match with the better attacking chances and found the breakthrough on 34th minutes when Middlesbrough failed to clear a strike by Yohan Cabaye. The misplayed clearance fell to Van Aanholt, who touched onto to his left foot and popped a low strike into the bottom of the net, past a sprawling Victor Valdes. The victory for Palace was their first under Sam Allardyce and lifts the club to 17th place, on 22 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 25 - 12:41 PM

Following a 1-0 loss to Stoke City, the straits are becoming ever more dire for Crystal Palace and Sam Allardyce in 2017.

Sitting level with Sunderland at the bottom of the Premier League table, Crystal Palace isn't in a position to settle for moral victories, despite responding well from last weekend's 4-0 embarrassment against the Black Cats at home. But an attack that brought in big signings like Christian Benteke, Loic Remy and Andros Townsend in the summer managed only one shot on goal against the Potters, an unthreatening first-half strike from winter arrival Patrick van Aanholt. However, new signing Luka Milivojevic received international clearance in time to start and make his debut. Now, Palace have won only one in its last 11 Premier League matches and have been shut out in four of its last four losses.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 11 - 12:29 PM

Crystal Palace won't have captain Scott Dann available to face Stoke City this weekend, according to manager Sam Allardyce.

The center-half struggled with an injury late in the club's embarrassing 4-0 loss to Sunderland at home last weekend and has not trained this week. The injury to Dann could mean a debut start for deadline day arrival Mamadou Sakho. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Schlupp is set to return after missing the weekend with a hamstring injury. "We've only got an injury to Scott Dann," Allardyce said in his post-match press conference. "Jeffrey Schlupp's back in training and we do have the long-term injuries of course, we've still got those out. There's only Scott Dann out. He came off last week and hasn't recovered."
Feb 10 - 7:39 PM

Crystal Palace will be looking to get far away from home after two crushing defeats at Selhurst Park in the last week.

The Eagles followed up a 3-0 home loss to Manchester City in the FA Cup last weekend with a 4-0 drubbing at the hands of relegation rivals Sunderland, who has now gone level on 19 points with Crystal Palace at the bottom of the Premier League table. Palace, who has lost its last five Premier League matches at home, couldn't find a way to build on the momentum of a Week 23 win against Bournemouth, failing to score a goal despite taking 21 shots (nine on target) and holding 65 percent possession. The only fireworks for the home side was an altercation between Damien Delaney and a fan at half-time as the defender walked to the tunnel.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 4 - 12:39 PM

What began as only a minor injury worry has turned into a long layoff for Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.

The summer arrival from Marseille was only expected to miss a few weeks with a knee injury, but he's approaching three months on the sidelines after suffering a setback that required a minor operation. But manager Sam Allardyce said the end is near for Mandanda's injury troubles, although he'll need a runout with the U23 side first: "I think he's training with Martyn Margetson at the moment. He's been one of our long-term injuries, so I don't know exactly when he's going to be fit to play again, but we'll try to fit him in to an under-23 game as soon as possible."
Feb 3 - 3:27 PM

Crystal Palace won't have the services of wingers Bakary Sako and Jeffrey Schlupp for Saturday's match with Sunderland.

Manager Sam Allardyce confirmed that Sako returned from international duty with Mali at the African Cup of Nations with an injury, while Schlupp will be held out for the second straight match. The winter signing from Leicester City injured his hamstring in the FA Cup loss to Manchester City last Saturday, but is expected to return next weekend. Said the manager: "He won't be fit for this weekend, but he'll be fit for Stoke City. Baky Sako's come back from the Africa Cup of Nations with a hamstring [injury], so we don't know how long that's going to be yet. From that point of view we're not too bad with injuries, they've improved dramatically over the last few weeks."
Feb 3 - 3:18 PM

Crystal Palace was busy on deadline day, adding Olympiakos midfielder Luka Milivojevic and Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho.

While Sakho arrives on loan, Milivojevic comes to Selhurst Park in a £12 million move from Olympiakos and signs on a three-year contract. The defensive midfielder has scored six goals in 17 games this season and will bolster an already crowded midfield, while midfielder Jordon Mutch moves to Reading on loan for the rest of the season. Said Milivojevic: "I’m very excited to come to Crystal Palace and very excited to play in the Premier League, which is one of the best leagues in the world. I will try to do my best, to give my best for the team and to adapt to the league and my new team as fast as possible"
Feb 1 - 6:27 AM

Crystal Palace gathered the final piece of their busy transfer window with the signing of Mamadou Sakho.

While Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce was looking for a permanent move, the defender joins on loan for the remainder of the season in a £2 million move. It has not been reported whether there is a clause in his contract to extend the loan into a permanent deal at the end of the season. The loan move represents a change of heart on the part of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who has not played Sakho all season and said he would only leave in a permanent move.
Feb 1 - 6:24 AM

Scott Dann and Christian Benteke scored as Crystal Palace secured a confidence boosting win over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

In a dour first half, both sides had their chances but it was Wilfried Zaha who looked a cut above the rest. Junior Stanislas also had a few chances. It was Palace who grabbed the lead early in the second half through Scott Dann. A Cabaye cross from a corner was cleared into open play and Scott Dann slid in to put an unstoppable finish beyond Artur Boruc. Zaha continued to be a menace while Stanislas was hauled off. Josh King perhaps should have levelled from a header and Wilshere hit the post before Benteke solidified the 3 points late on for the Eagles with an injury time header.
Source: Sky Sports
Jan 31 - 4:44 PM

Sunderland left-back Patrick van Aanholt has been officially confirmed by Crystal Palace in a £14 million move.

The 26-year-old joins the club on a four-and-a-half-year contract after four-and-a-half years at Sunderland. The former Chelsea product becomes Crystal Palace's second signing of the winter window as the club has now spent £26 million on left-backs with the addition of Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester City. Van Aanholt has played in 21 Premier League matches this season, scoring three goals, and now reunites with former manager Sam Allardyce. "I am delighted that Patrick has joined us," Allardyce said. "We had great success together at Sunderland where he was instrumental in keeping them in the Premier League last season. He will add pace and energy to our team, has strong defensive qualities and has the added ability to score and create goals."
Jan 30 - 7:02 AM

Sam Allardyce described the injury sustained by Jeffrey Schlupp during the FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester City on Saturday as a "big blow".

The 24-year-old, who joined earlier this month from Leicester, has been working his way back to full match fitness having only made 5 appearances for the Foxes this season – including two starts – but this setback could keep him sidelined until March. Speaking after the 3-0 loss, Allardyce confirmed Schlupp "will be missing for a while" because of a hamstring problem. Palace find themselves deep in the relegation dogfight and the Eagles manager needs to bring in some fresh faces before the transfer window closes in order to stand any chance of beating the drop. A deal for Patrick van Aanholt should be completed soon and "hopefully" he’ll be involved on Tuesday while protracted negotiations with Carl Jenkinson mean that he is yet to agree personal terms.
Jan 29 - 3:39 PM


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