Crystal Palace vs Tottenham
Are Crystal Palace going down?
The Eagles kicked off the seven with seven straight defeats and no goals.
Roy Hodgson has since performed miracles at Selhurst Park as Palace have lifted themselves out of the bottom three.
But after 27 games, Palace only have 27 points. They are one point above the drop zone, and this weekend Tottenham visit south London.
Wayne Hennessey suffers a shock injury
It’s been announced on TalkSport on Tuesday morning that goalie Wayne Hennessey has suffered a horror injury at training before Tottenham.
According to the rumours, Welsh international Hennessey suffered a freak accident in wet weather conditions on Tuesday morning.
Hennessey was left holding his left leg, and he’s possible ruptured his Achilles tendon.
— 🔴🦅Tony 🦅🔵 (@CB1eagle) February 20, 2018
UPDATE: Pictures from Palace’s training on Wednesday revealed Hennessey was in action.
This photo was taken from training yesterday…
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) February 22, 2018
If those rumours are true, Hennessey’s season with the Eagles is over.
And that’s left Hodgson with a major crisis on his hands as Palace have no other recognised fit goalie in their senior squad.
Club veteran Julian Speroni is also currently a long term injury absentee with knee ligament damage.
20-year-old Dion Henry was on the subs bench for Palace when they lost 3-1 at Everton last time out. He’s in line for his Premier League debut against Tottenham this weekend, unless Palace can sign another keeper before then.
According to TalkSPORT this morning, Wayne Hennessey had a freak accident at training and injured himself…
This would leave us with a grand total of ZERO first-team keepers. pic.twitter.com/orknoq9ZMC
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) February 20, 2018
— ♏ (@MattCPFC) February 20, 2018
Other Palace injures vs Tottenham
Palace have a long list of long term absentees which could derail their Premier League survival.
Bakary Sako, Jeffrey Schlupp, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon and Connor Wickham are all likely to miss the rest of the season.
Wilfried Zaha is also on the sidelines for the Eagles with a knee issue will means he misses the Spurs game.
Mamadou Sakho could return this weekend, but Martin Kelly is still a few weeks away from returning to action.