Crystal Palace is going to face Arsenal at Selhurst Park on Saturday when the Eagles look to come back to winning ways against the buoyant Gunners of Mikel Arteta.
Date: Saturday 11 January
Kick-off time: 12:30 (GMT)
Venue: Selhurst Park
TV Channel/Live Stream: BT Sport 1 HD
Referee: Paul Tierney
In recent weeks, Roy Hodgson’s side failed to overcome Norwich and Southampton and only managed to win one of their last six Premier League fixtures before Derby County dumped them out of the FA Cup. In spite of a recent dip in form, Crystal Palace remain well-positioned in ninth place, one point ahead of Arsenal.
On the other hand, Arsenal have had an upturn in performances and results since Arteta’s arrival. Saturday’s visitors recorded back-to-back wins for just the fourth time this season when they dismantled MU before an inspired performance against Leeds United which earned them a spot in round four of the FA Cup.
While the Gunners look to make up ground on the top 4 places, Crystal Palace will be eager to avoid defeat because they aim to build on their impressive start to the 2019/20 Premier League season.
Crystal Palace enter 2020 amongst an injury crisis, with more than 12 players in danger of missing Saturday’s match. Jeff Schlupp (groin), Joel Ward (knee), Andros Townsend (groin), Mamadou Sakho (thigh), Patrick van Aanholt (thigh), and Scott Dann (calf), all definitely out, but there might be returns for Wilfried Zaha, Max Meyer, Christian Benteke, Jairo Riedewald, and Victor Camarasa.
Meanwhile, Luka Milivojević is suspended due to a 64th minute red card in Crystal Palace 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat Derby County.
Arsenal will play without Calum Chambers after he was ruled out for the remainder of the league in the 2-1 home defeat Chelsea, meanwhile Kieran Tierney goes on his rehabilitation after a dislocated shoulder sustained against West Ham last December.
Héctor Bellerín has been struggling recently and remains a doubt for Arsenal’s trip to Selhurst Park with a hamstring injury.