Crystal Palace vs Fulham
Crystal Palace host Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.
Will the Eagles be sucked into the relegation mire?
Roy Hodgson’s Eagles have 23 points on the board after 24 matches this season.
Palace are 15th in the table, ahead of Southampton and Burnley on goal difference.
Palace have a four-point cushion above third-bottom Cardiff City.
As for Fulham, the Cottagers are second-bottom of the division.
Fulham boosted their survival hopes in midweek when they beat Brighton 4-2 at Craven Cottage.
Crystal Palace’s double injury blow
Palace drew 1-1 away at Southampton on Wednesday night.
Wilfried Zaha was sent off for the Eagles in the final stages of the game. That means that Palace’s best player will be missing against Fulham through suspension.
But will Palace also be missing two other key players?
Both Cheikhou Kouyate and James Tomkins are doubts for the Fulham match after suffering knocks at St Mary’s.
Kouyate received a ankle injury against the Saints. He was forced out the match in the 71st minute, while Jeffrey Schlupp was introduced off the bench.
In the final stages of the match, Tomkins suffered a hamstring setback. The centre-half was replaced by Scott Dann.
Roy: "I don't know yet, both with Kouyate, who jarred his ankle and played on bravely for 20-odd minutes, and with Tomkins, who was feeling his hamstring. I couldn't possibly tell you today. We probably have to wait until tomorrow when they're assessed." #CPFC #CPFCFamily pic.twitter.com/PxR92K3ZdI
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