Crystal Palace are with no sport within the Premier League this weekend because the Eagles get pleasure from a winter break.
With the Premier League fixture schedule for matchweek 26 cut up over two weekends, Palace are one of many sides not concerned this coming weekend as Roy Hodgson’s males take a break from high flight motion.
Palace have been crushed 3-1 by Everton of their final sport at Goodison Park on Saturday, leaving Roy Hodgson’s males in 14th place within the Premier League with 12 video games to go.
With Bournemouth dropping 2-1 in opposition to Sheffield United and Brighton & Hove Albion and Watford drawing 1-1 on the Amex Stadium on Saturday, Palace are actually six factors above the underside three.
Nonetheless, some groups beneath them do now have a sport in hand, with the Eagles not enjoying once more till Saturday, February 22, after they host Newcastle United at Selhurst Park.
Beneath, we check out the most recent Palace information.
Ipswich City affirm striker curiosity
Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham made the transfer to hitch Championship facet Sheffield Wednesday on mortgage in January.
The previous Sunderland ahead joined the Owls on deadline day on a deal till the top of the season, having discovered his alternatives restricted at Selhurst Park in current seasons after recovering from a succession of damage issues.
He was not wanting choices, with Bristol Metropolis, Cardiff Metropolis and Nottingham Forest additionally linked with the 26-year-old.
However he additionally had the choice to return to former membership Ipswich City, it has been confirmed by Tractor Boys boss Paul Lambert.
Talking to the East Anglian Every day Occasions, he mentioned: “We couldn’t get one. We tried for lots of men. I enquired concerning the lad Connor Wickham who was right here.
“Pricey oh expensive… Lee (O’Neill, common supervisor of soccer operations) spoke to his agent and the cash was [puffs cheeks out]. It was unimaginable. We don’t have that cash.”
Simon Jordan’s verdict on Roy Hodgson
Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has delivered a warning over Roy Hodgson’s future with the Eagles.
The Palace boss is out of contract this summer season in south London, though he has had talks with Eagles chairman Steve Parish over a brand new deal.
However Jordan believes Palace want to contemplate what they need as he questioned whether or not Hodgson is the precise man to take the membership ahead, regardless of having guided the Eagles to 11th and 12th positioned finishes over the previous two seasons.
“He’s a protected pair of fingers and it sort of feels that he units them up to not be crushed reasonably than to win video games, which I’ve by no means a lot favored,” he instructed Talksport.
“You are actually in a scenario the place they don’t seem to be scoring objectives, which is an issue. They are not getting down to win video games. It appears to me they’re in a slight difficult interval.
“I do not assume they may get relegated, as a result of I believe they did sufficient originally of the season. It’s an fascinating one, I can not see Wilfried Zaha staying previous this season, so unexpectedly you take out your key participant.
“It seems like they will want a rebuild. Whether or not Hodgson goes to take you ahead, I do not assume Roy goes to take you ahead, I believe he’s going to maintain you the place you’re.
“All season Roy Hodgson has mentioned from the get go: ‘We have to remain on this division’.
“That’s type of like, wow, for those who’re a Palace fan you are not wanting upwards, you’re looking at staying within the division, and I assumed we would have moved on from that perspective.”