Patrick Vieira confirms Crystal Palace injury concern before Chelsea


Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has, on Sunday evening, provided an update on the wellbeing of Eagles defender Tyrick Mitchell.

Palace, of course, marked their return to Premier League action earlier today, making the trip to the King Power Stadium for a meeting with Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City.

Late in the first-half of action, however, the capital outfit's chances were dealt something of a blow.

This came upon Tyrick Mitchell, just weeks on from being rewarded for his stellar recent form with a first senior England call-up, limping out of proceedings with what appeared to be a calf problem.

Speaking during his post-match media duties at the King Power, it therefore came as little surprise when Patrick Vieira was drawn on the fitness of his in-form left-back.

And Palace's boss went on to confirm that Mitchell indeed 'felt something in his calf', placing the 22-year-old in early doubt to feature in the club's FA Cup semi-final showdown with Chelsea next weekend.

Lookman amongst the goals

Turning attentions back towards the action itself in the midlands this afternoon, Palace, in the end, saw a five-game unbeaten run across all competitions brought to a firm end.

This came as strikes on the part of Ademola Lookman and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall assured that Wilfried Zaha's 2nd-half finish proved little more than a consolation, guiding Leicester three points clear of the Eagles in the Premier League table.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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