Foxes look to close gap to Liverpool live on talkSPORT December 28, 2020 – Posted in: Soccer

Crystal Palace and Leicester face a quick turnaround for their Premier League clash this afternoon.

Palace lost 3-0 at Aston Villa on Boxing Day while Leicester came from behind twice to draw with Manchester United.

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The two will be back in action under two days later as the Foxes head to south London.

Leicester completed the double over Palace last season including a 2-0 win in this fixture.

Brendan Rodgers’ side can close the gap to leaders Liverpool to just a point with a victory.

The Eagles, meanwhile, need to bounce back having not won in four.

Crystal Palace v Leicester: How to listen

This match will get under way at 3pm on Monday, December 28.

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Crystal Palace v Leicester: Team news

Crystal Palace will likely make several changes following two straight defeats.

Nathaniel Clyne, James Tomkins and Jairo Riedewald could all come in.

Gary Cahill and Mamadou Sakho are still out with a hamstring strain and calf injury respectively.

Leicester should welcome back Caglar Soyuncu following a groin injury.

Ricardo Pereira is still out and Cengiz Under could miss out again with a hamstring issue.

Crystal Palace v Leicester: What has been said?

Roy Hodgson has called for a reaction from his Palace players when they face Leicester.

Hodgson said: “You can always lose two games in a row in this league. I don’t think I’m that concerned that we are a particularly inconsistent team that don’t have a clear idea of what they should be doing. But it’s a question of results and the last two results have been very bad ones.

“Somehow we’ve got to find the mental strength to make certain that, when we go out and play Leicester, we ask more questions and cause more problems than we were able to against Villa.

“We really need to get back to a level that we showed quite early on in the season that has been missing – I don’t want to say for two games because Liverpool was very special – but certainly (against Villa).”

Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace have struggled in recent weeks and are without a win in four

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Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace have struggled in recent weeks and are without a win in four

Crystal Palace v Leicester: Match stats and facts

  • After winning four consecutive league games against Leicester between 2017-2019 by an aggregate score of 13-1, Crystal Palace have lost their last two against the Foxes without scoring (5 conceded).
  • Leicester won this exact fixture 2-0 last season – they last won consecutive away league games against Crystal Palace in April 1998.
  • Leicester have won their last two Premier League games in London, beating Arsenal 1-0 and Tottenham 2-0 this season. The Foxes haven’t won three consecutive top-flight games in the capital since April 1966.
  • Crystal Palace haven’t won their final league game in any of the last eight calendar years (D6 L2), last doing so against Millwall in the Championship in 2011 (1-0).
  • Leicester have lost their final league game in two of the last three calendar years (2017 v Liverpool, 2018 v Cardiff), more than they had in the previous 10 years (W6 D3 L1).
  • Crystal Palace lost 0-7 in their last home league game against Liverpool, shipping as many goals in that defeat as they had in their previous six Premier League games at Selhurst Park combined.
  • Leicester have won six of their seven Premier League away games this season (L1), just one fewer than they won on the road in the whole of 2019-20 (W7 D4 L8).
  • Crystal Palace have kept just one clean sheet in their last 23 Premier League games, conceding in each of their last 14 in the competition since beating Southampton 1-0 on the opening day.
  • Leicester’s Harvey Barnes has scored seven goals in 20 games in all competitions this season – as many as he netted in 42 appearances for the Foxes last term.
  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored 19 goals in his last 19 Premier League away games. Vardy has also scored nine goals in his last 12 Premier League appearances in London, netting the Foxes’ winners against Tottenham and Arsenal this season.

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