Crystal Palace vs Leicester LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture today


Follow the latest updates live from the opening Premier League encounter of the day as Crystal Palace host title-chasing Leicester City at Selhurst Park.

Leicester avoided defeat on Boxing Day against Manchester United to remain above them in the table, but the failure to win allowed Everton to move ahead of the Foxes into second place to make it a Merseyside one-two at the top of the table. However, a draw today would be enough for Leicester to take back second place, but Brendan Rodgers’s side will be targeting much more than that on their journey to south London. They’re poised to welcome back fit-again defender Caglar Soyuncu to aid that quest, though Ricardo Pereira remains injured.

Palace need something of a change in fortunes after following the 7-0 humbling by Liverpool with a comprehensive 3-0 defeat against Aston Villa on Saturday, despite their opponents being reduced to 10 men early on. With the pressure on Roy Hodgson to turn their slide down the table around, Palace could close the gap to the top half of the table with a home victory and changes are expected among the Eagles, although Gary Cahill remains sidelined with a hamstring injury. Follow the live updates below.

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  • How to watch Crystal Palace vs Leicester
  • Leicester fight back twice to draw with Man United
  • Palace humbled again by 10-man Aston Villa
  • Premier League table and fixtures in full

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY

Crystal Palace’s top scorers this season (Premier League only):

Wilfried Zaha – 7

Christian Benteke – 3

Andros Townsend – 1

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY

Leicester’s top scorers this season (Premier League only):

Jamie Vardy – 11

Harvey Barnes – 4

James Maddison – 3

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY

Crystal Palace’s team news now also in:

Guaita; Mitchell, Tomkins, Kouyaté, Clyne; Milivojevic, Riedewald, Schlupp, Townsend; Zaha, Benteke.

Subs: Butland, Ward, Van Aanholt, Sakho, McArthur, McCarthy, Eze, Batshuayi, Ayew.

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY

Leicester team news is in:

Schmeichel (c); Justin, Amartey, Evans, Thomas; Mendy, Choudhury; Praet, Pérez, Barnes; Iheanacho.

Subs: Ward, Morgan, Söyüncü, Fuchs, Ndidi, Tielemans, Albrighton, Gray, Vardy.

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY

Brendan Rogers’ side did the double over Palace last season, picking up an away win at Selhurst Park in November 2019.

Çağlar Söyüncü and Vardy scored in a 2-0 win.

Palace’s last victory against The Foxes came nearly two years ago, when they won 4-1 in February 2019.

CRYSTAL PALACE 0-0 LEICESTER CITY

These two sides last met in the league in July at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester won in a comfortable 3-0 game, thanks to goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and a brace from Jamie Vardy.

Crystal Palace vs Leicester

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of today’s Premier League action, kicking off with the early game between Crystal Palace and Leicester at Selhurst Park.

Had your fill of cheese and turkey leftovers in the days after Christmas? Well if not, there’s plenty of reason to kick back and relax as the festive fixtures continue with three games on Bank Holiday Monday, beginning with events in south London.

Following this afternoon’s opening encounter, we make the short trip west to Stamford Bridge as Chelsea host Aston Villa at 5:30pm, before the day’s action wraps up on Merseyside as second-placed Everton take on Manchester City in an exciting match-up.

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