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Crystal Palace v Brighton: Zaha faces favourite foes

14 Oct 2020
Wilfried Zaha
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Fierce rivals Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion are both aiming to recover after back-to-back defeats, having also each conceded four goals in their last outing.

Team news

Gary Cahill, James Tomkins and Patrick van Aanholt, along with Jeffrey Schlupp, are all back in full training for the Eagles and could feature.

But James McCarthy and Wayne Hennessey both picked up injuries while on international duty and are ruled out.

Brighton's Tariq Lamptey returned to training but Aaron Connolly (knock) is a doubt. Sunday's match may come too soon for Alireza Jahanbakhsh (hamstring).

Did you know?

Palace have the oldest average starting XI age in the Premier League this season, at 29 years and 89 days, while Brighton have the youngest at 24 years and 326 days. 

Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has scored more goals against Brighton in all competitions than he has against any other opponent, with six. 

Neal Maupay can become the first player to score in four consecutive league appearances for Brighton since Tomer Hemed in February 2017. 

Brighton have lost just one of their five Premier League matches at Crystal Palace (W2 D2). 

Match officials

Referee: Stuart Attwell. Assistants: Neil Davies, Marc Perry. Fourth official: Lee Mason. VAR: Kevin Friend. Assistant VAR: Simon Beck.



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