Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson faces a challenging task as his team prepares for a London derby against Chelsea at Selhurst Park. With the Eagles struggling at times this season, Hodgson will be eager to help turn their fortunes around.
However, Crystal Palace’s injury situation is far from ideal, with several key players facing fitness concerns ahead of the clash with Chelsea. The injury list includes some significant names, exacerbating the team’s challenges.
Long-term absentees Cheick Doucoure and Rob Holding remain sidelined due to substantial injuries. Additionally, key players Michael Olise, Eberechi Eze, and Marc Guehi are also dealing with fitness issues, further complicating Crystal Palace’s lineup decisions.
While there is a possibility of Joel Ward returning to contention, the emergence of a new concern regarding youngster Jesurun Rak-Sakyi adds to Hodgson’s selection headaches.
As Crystal Palace braces for a crucial fixture against Chelsea, Hodgson will need to navigate the team through this injury crisis to secure a positive result.