Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace

Match preview

16 Mar 2018
Wilfried Zaha

Huddersfield Town's Elias Kachunga has trained for a week and is in contention along with Philip Billing. 

Terence Kongolo (hip) could be fit enough to return against Newcastle United on 31 March but Danny Williams (calf) has been ruled out for the season. Michael Hefele and Jon Gorenc Stankovic (both knee) remain out.

Crystal Palace have confirmed that Wilfried Zaha, Mamadou Sakho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Yohan Cabaye have returned to training and are available. 

Long-term absentees Bakary Sako (ankle), Joel Ward (muscular), Scott Dann, Jason Puncheon (both knee) and Connor Wickham (lacking match fitness) are not expected to be back.

Did you know?

Huddersfield Town could complete a league double over Crystal Palace for the first time in the 20 campaigns in which they have met.

The Terriers could also become only the second team to beat Palace by at least three goals in both PL meetings of the same season. Chelsea managed that feat in 1997/98, winning 3-0 away and 6-2 at home.

Patrick van Aanholt has scored in his last two matches for Crystal Palace, against Manchester United and Chelsea, and could now make it three in a row for the first time in the PL.

Despite Van Aanholt's effort, Palace lost both matches. Only four players have scored in three successive PL matches and lost them all: Michail Antonio (September 2016), Kevin Phillips (February 2003), Mark Viduka (March 2003) and Alan Smith (November 2003).

Club previews 

Huddersfield Town: Lossl to join club permanently
Crystal Palace: Hodgson thrilled with Zaha availability

Referee: Mike Dean
Eddie Smart, Mark Scholes
Fourth official: Lee Probert

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