Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth Preview

Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth Preview

When the club fired Patrick Vieira and reinstated Roy Hodgson as manager, Crystal Palace supporters feared the worst. Few expected the kind of turnaround the seasoned manager brought about, which led the team to safety.

With their most recent victory over West Ham United, they surpassed the 40-point threshold, effectively securing their safety. Even though Palace narrowly lost to Tottenham last weekend, the failure of the bottom three teams guaranteed their survival in the Premier League regardless of the results of the remaining three matches of the regular season.

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At this point in the season, Roy Hodgson is unconcerned with injuries. The manager will only slightly adjust his side with the goal of finishing as well as possible in mind. Even though there are serious doubts about Jeffrey Schlupp’s weekend availability, absent employees might compel him to take action.

Hodgson acknowledged that the midfielder was sidelined for the remainder of the week due to the injury. Before the fight, Schlupp will be evaluated to determine his position. James McArthur is available and prepared for selection, but Luka Milivojevic will also miss out.

Hodgson is unlikely to start the infrequently used midfielder against Bournemouth. Schlupp’s return to fitness would allow him to start with Cheick Doucoure and Eberechi Eze, he will be hoping. The manager also suggested that Sam Johnstone might start in place of Vicente Guaita because the former impressed when given a chance.

Wilfried Zaha, Michael Olise, and Jordan Ayew are Hodgson’s go-to attacking trio. Joel Ward and Tyrick Mitchell will be on either side of Marc Guehi at the back as they play central defense with Joachim Andersen.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Eze, Doucoure, Schlupp; Olise, Ayew, Zaha


Updates on injuries at Bournemouth are not particularly noteworthy. Marcus Tavernier and Hamed Traore won’t be traveling to London, according to Gary O’Neil. Traore has missed games since the one against Brighton, while the former hasn’t played since scoring a memorable winner against Southampton.

O’Neil might use the same starting lineup as the weekend defeat to Chelsea. For the Cherries, Dango Ouattara, Philip Billing, and Ryan Christie will form an attacking trio behind Dominic Solanke in the starting lineup.

In midfield, Joe Rothwell and Jefferson Lerma have excelled and made a strong team. The dup will continue to serve as the attacking team’s home base.

O’Neill will put his faith in the four defenders he has consistently started in recent contests. While Marcos Senesi and Lloyd Kelly will maintain their central defensive partnership in front of goalkeeper Neto, Adam Smith and Matias Vina will hold the width from full-back positions.

Probable lineup (4-2-3-1): Neto; Smith, Senesi, Kelly, Vina; Rothwell, Lerma; Ouattara, Billing, Christie; Solanke

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