Crystal Palace looks to get back to winning ways against visiting Southampton as Patrick Vieira and Ralph Hasenhüttl lock horns in a bottom-half clash in the Premier League between two young sides looking for incremental gains in the top flight of English football.
The Eagles were on a decent run of form under the former French international star and iconic Arsenal midfielder with a pair of wins against Leeds United and Wolves as well as a draw against Leicester City before they were dispatched by Everton last weekend in a heavy 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park.
Despite plans for the club to continue its growth on and off the pitch in the aftermath of approved plans to redevelop their beloved Selhurst Park in addition to plans already underway to update the club’s training ground and youth academy, Palace has struggled to gain ground this season after a very credible 2021-22, but the youthful exuberance in the first-team under Vieira remains capable and could find joy against a Saints outfit that have hit a decent run of their own.
Ahead of the clash in the English capital, 101GreatGoals takes a look at team news for Crystal Palace.
Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Southampton
Players unavailable for selection & key fitness updates
Chris Richards, Nathaniel Clyne, Nathan Ferguson, James McArthur, Jack Butland, Will Hughes (doubt)
No changes for Palace boss Patrick Vieira as he remains without the services of five of the senior setup but can still count on a very strong XI for the clash at Selhurst Park and will be happy to welcome back summer signing Cheick Doucoure after he served his one-match suspension against Everton due to yellow card accumulation.
Will Hughes remains a doubt as well and is unlikely to feature tomorrow.