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MATCH PREVIEW: CRYSTAL PALACE CARABAO CUP (A)

18 September 2017

Huddersfield Town will travel to Crystal Palace on Tuesday 19 September 2017 in the Third Round of the Carabao Cup.

David Wagner’s side was drawn against the Eagles after beating Rotherham United 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium in the Second Round of the competition.

This is Town’s second match at Selhurst Park this campaign after the Terriers beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on the opening day of the 2017/18 Premier League season.

THE OPPONENT

Despite Town facing Palace twice within the opening two months of the season, David Wagner will be up against a different person in the technical area after Roy Hodgson replaced Frank De Boer as the Club’s Manager.

De Boer was relieved of his duties on 11 September 2017, just four games into the Premier League season, as the Eagles sat 19th in the table – losing all four games without scoring a goal.

The Dutch Manager’s only win during his 77 day tenure came in the Carabao Cup as Palace beat Ipswich Town 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

The 47 year-old was replaced by former England Manager Roy Hodgson (above) the following day, with the 70 year-old signing a two year deal.

Hodgson’s first match in charge saw Palace lose 1-0 at home to Crystal Palace; that meant the Club became the first in top-flight history to lose its opening five games of the season without scoring a goal.

Tuesday night’s match will be the first meeting between the two sides in the Carabao Cup (League Cup). The pair have met twice in the FA Cup before however, with both teams coming away with one victory.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Mamadou Sakho made a permanent switch to Crystal Palace on Transfer Deadline Day for a reported fee of £26 million. The centre back was key to the Eagles’ Premier League survival last season and could be influential again this year.

Central midfielder James McArthur (above) is the Club’s top scorer this season after he scored twice in the Carabao Cup Second Round against Ipswich Town. The tough tackling centre midfielder has been an important player for the Club over the last few seasons.

Striker Christian Benteke scored 15 goals for Palace last season and was the side’s attacking focal point. The powerful striker scored seven of those goals with his head and averaged 0.42 goals per game.

NEW SIGNINGS

Mamadou Sakho (below) was the Eagles’ fourth and final player to join the Club over the summer.

He joined central midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek and defenders Jairo Riedeweld and Timothy Fosu-Mensah at Selhurst Park.

Fosu-Mensah has started in all five of the Club’s game this season, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek playing in three after recently retuning from injury.

PALACE'S LAST STARTING XI (4-4-1-1):

GK: Wayne Hennessey

DL: Jeffrey Schlupp
DC: Scott Dann
DC: Timothy Fosu-Mensah
DR: Joel Ward

LM: Jason Puncheon (C)
CM: Yohan Cabaye
CM: James McArthur
RM: Andros Townsend

AMC: Ruben Loftus-Cheek

S: Christian Benteke

TEAM NEWS - CRYSTAL PALACE

Crystal Palace Manager Roy Hodgson told the media that he would like defenders Mamadou Sakho and Pape Souaré to start in the Carabao Cup match against Town.

Sakho started his first game at the weekend since suffering an injury in April, whilst Souaré has been absent from First Team action for 13 months after being involved in a car crash.

Winger Wilfried Zaha and striker Connor Wickham are both out with respective knee injuries.

TEAM NEWS – TOWN

Jonathan Hogg could make his return for Huddersfield Town after being named on the bench this weekend for the Club’s match against Leicester City, whilst Collin Quaner has recovered from his knock.

David Wagner will be without the services of Martin Cranie (hip flexor), Steve Mounié (heel), Jon Gorenc Stanković (knee) and Kasey Palmer (hamstring) through injury.

TICKET INFORMATION

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#HTTV

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PAST MEETING

You can watch all the goals from Town's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season below!

SUPPORTER INFORMATION

Huddersfield Town will wear the blue and white home kit against Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup match.

If the scores are level after 90 minutes then the match at Selhurst Park will go into extra-time and penalties.


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