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Crystal Palace v Everton

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17 Nov 2017
Christian Benteke, Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is back in training and ready to return from a knee injury sustained in September. 

A late decision will be made on Ruben Loftus-Cheek (back). Patrick van Aanholt (hamstring) is likely to miss out.

Everton's Tom Davies and Cuco Martina are fit again and available for selection.

Yannick Bolasie has stepped up his recovery from a serious knee injury by training with the Premier League 2 squad but will not be considered for this weekend.

Did you know?

Only one of Crystal Palace's five Premier League wins against Everton has come at Selhurst Park, a 1-0 victory in October 1994.

Everton have lost only one of their 20 away PL matches against sides who started the day bottom of the table (W9 D10), at Wolves in May 2004.

If Palace lose, they will equal Everton and QPR's record for fewest points after 12 matches of a PL season (four).

Oumar Niasse’s four goals this season have been worth five points to Everton; no other player's goals have been more valuable to their club.

What the managers say

Roy Hodgson: "For a long time Jagielka, Baines, Rooney and Barkley were an integral part of the England team. I know those players, know how good they are, but that doesn't necessarily help me."

See: Loftus-Cheek and Benteke update

David Unsworth: “We will give the message to the players of what they did well in that half-hour spell against Watford, when we were on the front foot, flying into tackles, brave and positive."

See: Unsworth on Palace gameplan

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official: Andre Marriner

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