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SunSport brings you all the information you need ahead of this weekend’s crunch Premier League clash

CRYSTAL PALACE welcome Leicester City to Selhurst Park this weekend as they look to pull away from the Premier League’s relegation fight.

Palace have won five of their last six matches, recording famous victories over London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal.

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Sam Allardyce will be hoping for another win when Crystal Palace face Leicester City

But Sam Allardyce faces a stiff challenge in resurgent champions Leicester, who will be out for revenge after suffering a controversial mid-week Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Like their opponents, the Foxes have also won five of their last six league games and know another victory could launch them into the top half of the table.

Here, SunSport reveals all you need to know about the crunch clash…

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Andros Townsend is an injury doubt for the Selhurst Park clash

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Andros Townsend is an injury doubt for the Selhurst Park clash

Crystal Palace team news

Andros Townsend is doubtful for the game, but Patrick van Aanholt and James Tomkins could both feature after recovering from injury.

However, Scott Dann remains out and is unlikely to return before the end of the season.

Possible Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Sakho, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, Benteke

Leicester City team news

Craig Shakespeare is expected to ring the changes ahead of the second-leg against Atletico Madrid.

But Wes Morgan remains out with a back injury, although Wilfred Ndidi could play some part with his groin problem.

Possible Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Amartey, Huth, Benalouane, Chiwell, Gray, King, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Ulloa, Slimani

What time is it on?

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, April 15.

What TV channel is it on?

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City is not on TV but you can follow all the action on SunSport’s live blog.


Wes Morgan will definitely miss out with a back injury

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Wes Morgan will definitely miss out with a back injury

Fact me

  • Crystal Palace have alternated between victory and defeat in their four home Premier League games against Leicester, keeping a clean sheet in each win and failing to score in each defeat.
  • After winning just one of their first six Premier League games against Crystal Palace (D1 L4), Leicester have since won the last three in a row.
  • Indeed, this is the first time Leicester have won three in a row against the Eagles in all competitions since March 1925 – they’ve never won four consecutively against them.
  • Sam Allardyce has won his last two home games against reigning Premier League champions as a manager, beating Manchester City with West Ham in 2014-15 and beating Chelsea with Sunderland in 2015-16.
  • Crystal Palace have won five of their last six Premier League matches (L1). Before this run, they’d won five games in 26 attempts in the Premier League.
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  • Both Crystal Palace and Leicester have won 15 of a possible 18 points in their last six Premier League games – the only side to have won more points in their last six PL matches are Spurs (18).
  • The Eagles have won their last three league games at Selhurst Park – they haven’t won four top-flight home games in a row since December 1990. Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend had yet to be born when this occurred.
  • Wilfried Zaha has assisted nine goals for Crystal Palace in the Premier League this season, equalling the record by an Eagles’ player in a single PL campaign (Wayne Routledge, nine in 2004-05).
  • Leicester City have won four and lost just two of their eight Premier League away games in London since the start of last season (W4 D2 L2)
  • Islam Slimani has scored 35 league goals since the start of 2015-16, 16 of which have been from headers (46%). In the same period, Crystal Palace have scored just one more headed goal in the league (17).

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