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14 March 2018

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Town welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to the John Smith’s Stadium for this weekend’s latest instalment of Premier League action.

The Eagles will be looking for their first victory in seven games as they currently sit eighteenth in the Premier League table, four points behind the Terriers.

This fixture on the opening day of the season saw Town run out 3-0 winners at Selhurst Park. Backed by almost 3000 travelling Terriers, a Joel Ward own goal and a double from debutant Steve Mounié sent David Wagner’s men temporarily to the top of the table.

Fantasy Premier League Form

Patrick Van Aanholt
Form: 5.0

The Dutch fullback has two goals in two games having netted in the defeats against Manchester United and Chelsea this month. The pacey left back provides a constant attacking threat throughout the game from the wing and hasn’t missed a minute of Premier League action in two months.

Andros Townsend
Form: 3.7

Former Spurs and Newcastle man Andros Townsend has cemented his place on the Eagles team sheet following his move from Tyneside in 2016. The England international has missed just two games this season having netted the opening goal against Manchester United earlier in the month.

James Tomkins
Form: 3.3

Since ending his twenty year stay at boyhood club West Ham United two summers ago, James Tomkins has been a near ever-present in the Palace defence. Having missed only six minutes of football since December, the Englishman has added a level of consistency to the Eagles backline.

Crystal Palace’s Last Premier League XI vs Chelsea (4-4-2)

GK: Wayne Hennessey

LB: Patrick Van Aanholt
CB: James Tomkins
CB: Martin Kelly
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka

LM: Jeffrey Schlupp
CM: James McArthur
CM: Luka Milivojević
RM: Andros Townsend

ST: Christian Benteke
ST: Alexander Sørloth

Team News-Crystal Palace

Having had as many as 12 first team players unavailable at one point during the season, injuries have plagued Roy Hodgson’s side throughout this Premier League campaign. The Eagles will be without eight first teamers for the trip to Yorkshire, but are hopeful Ruben Loftus-Cheek can pass a fitness test and be in contention to play his first game since December.

FPL Injury Table

Scott Dann (Knee, unlikely), Joel Ward (Knock, 50% chance), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Ankle, 50% chance), Bakary Sako (Ankle, unlikely), Jason Puncheon (Knee, unlikely), Yohan Cabaye (Thigh, 50% chance), Connor Wickham (Knee, unlikely)

Team News - Huddersfield Town

David Wagner will address the press on Friday ahead of the game to give updates on the latest team news ahead of the clash at the John Smith’s Stadium.

FPL Injury Table:

Michael Hefele (Knee, unlikely) Elias Kachunga (Knee, unlikely) Sean Scannell (Shoulder, unlikely) Jon Gorenc Stanković (Knee, unlikely)


Town will be wearing its famous blue and white stripes for this Premier League game at the John Smith’s Stadium.


Tickets for this Premier League clash have sold out and will only be available via Terrier Exchange. To find out more about Terrier Exchange, please click here


Why not pay a visit to the Perrys Fanzone at PPG Canalside ahead of the game? There is a great selection of food, drink and activities to keep the whole family entertained and is the perfect way to start your matchday! For details on what’s taking place this Saturday please click here.


If you can’t make it to the game, why not listen to full commentary provided by BBC Radio Leeds via #HTTV? Click here to find out more.

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