X

Wednesday 26
June

Crystal Palace

Palace set to rotate

1st January 2019, 15:35 by Tom McGarry

Roy Hodgson is expected to rotate his Crystal Palace side for their clash with Wolves at Molineux on Wednesday.

The Eagles' three-match unbeaten run in the Premier League came crashing to an end on Sunday when they were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea at Selhurst Park.

That result leaves Palace just above the relegation zone and, after playing three games in the space of eight days, Hodgson is expected to rotate his team, with the likes of Connor Wickham and Max Meyer pushing for starts.

One player unlikely to come in, however, is goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, with Hodgson set to keep faith with Vicente Guaita, who has impressed in the Welsh international's recent injury absence.

Forward Christian Benteke is Palace’s only injury absentee as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Scoring goals has certainly been a problem for Palace this season but Hodgson is satisfied with how his side have been performing at both ends of the pitch.

"You look at all the teams around us in the area of the table that we are and we’re all pretty much in that situation [struggling for goals]," Hodgson told the club website.

"As far as I know, there’s not one team in the bottom seven or eight that has a good record in front of goal, that are scoring in front of goal.

"One or two may have scored more than us but we’re all pretty much in the same ballpark. And the fact that we have the best goal difference of those teams is down to the fact that’s we haven’t conceded many, so that’s why we’re on minus nine and the next best team around us has minus twelve."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.

More Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Palace target not for sale

26th June 2019, 05:50

Liverpool have no intention of cashing in on Crystal Palace target Simon Mignolet during the close season.

Crystal Palace

Palmeiras defender on Palace radar

25th June 2019, 17:49

Crystal Palace are reportedly considering making a move for Palmeiras defender Gustavo Gomez after watching him in action.

Crystal Palace

Besiktas close in on Riedewald

25th June 2019, 09:58

Turkish side Besiktas are reportedly set to make a loan offer to sign out-of-favour Crystal Palace defender Jairo Riedewald.

Crystal Palace

Arsenal boss desperate to land Zaha

24th June 2019, 16:27

Unai Emery has reportedly urged Arsenal to make funds available to sign Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.

Crystal Palace

Fresh United bid for Wan-Bissaka

24th June 2019, 14:06

Manchester United have reportedly upped their bid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka but there are still problems to solve.

Crystal Palace

Clyne keen on Eagles return

21st June 2019, 18:13

Nathaniel Clyne is likely to leave Liverpool and has reportedly set his sights on a return to Crystal Palace this summer.

Recent Sport Headlines

Sheffield United

Blades linked with Sinclair swoop

26th June 2019, 10:39

Sheffield United have been linked with a move for experienced Celtic winger Scott Sinclair this summer.

Southampton

Vanheusden off Saints' radar

26th June 2019, 10:38

Reports in Belgium suggest Southampton have now 'dropped out' of the race to sign Inter Milan defender Zinho Vanheusden.

Rugby League

Lunt secures return as Parcell departs Leeds

26th June 2019, 10:37

Leeds Rhinos have confirmed Shaun Lunt has returned to Headingley with Matt Parcell heading the other way to Hull KR.

Rangers

Ojo wants to take advantage of Rangers platform

26th June 2019, 10:35

Sheyi Ojo says he is hoping to show parent club Liverpool what he can do during his time on loan at Rangers.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves still in hunt for Vanheusden

26th June 2019, 10:33

Wolves are still hoping to sign Inter Milan's young defender Zinho Vanheusden but face competition from Belgium, reports claim.

Aston Villa

Villa given boost in Butland hopes

26th June 2019, 10:30

Aston Villa have been handed a boost in their hopes this summer of signing Stoke City and England goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Horse Racing Previews

Use An App For Results

26th June 2019, 10:29

Improving Three-Year-Old To Get Home In Front Again

Derby County

Pair linked with Rams job

26th June 2019, 09:54

Lincoln City's Danny Cowley and former West Brom boss Darren Moore have been linked with a move to Derby should Frank Lampard leave.