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Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion

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16 Dec 2019
Crystal Palace v Brighton & Hove Albion

Crystal Palace are aiming for a third in four matches, while a victory for Brighton & Hove Albion would take them above their hosts.

Team news

Crystal Palace are missing a trio of injured players for Monday night's match with Joel Ward (knee) and Patrick van Aanholt (hamstring) joined on the sidelines by Jeffrey Schlupp (hip).

Mamadou Sakho remains suspended having collected a red card against AFC Bournemouth.

Dale Stephens serves a one-match suspension for Brighton after picking up five yellow cards. 

A decision will be made on striker Aaron Connolly (knock), but Solly March remains sidelined with a groin injury.

Did you know?

Palace suffered a 2-1 defeat in the corresponding fixture last season but haven’t lost consecutive home league matches against Brighton since December 1983. 

Only Leicester City, with seven, have kept more clean sheets than Palace's six in the Premier League this season. 

Brighton, who did the league double over Palace last season, haven’t won three in a row against the Eagles in all competitions since September 1984. 

The Seagulls won 2-1 at Arsenal in their last Premier League away match. They last won consecutive league encounters on the road in November 2017.

Match officials 

Referee: Craig Pawson. Assistants: Ian Hussin, Richard West. Fourth official: Peter Bankes. VAR: Martin Atkinson. Assistant VAR: Lee Betts.

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