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CRYSTAL PALACE v SHEFFIELD UTD: Premier League team news and preview


Both sides head into this one in awful form as Chris Wilder's Blades head to Croydon in search of what would be only their FIRST league win of the season. The men from Bramall Lane look doomed lets be honest, but as we saw last season they do have the capability to compete in the Premier league, sitting close to the European spots for most of the campaign. If they can just fluke a result from somewhere and get some luck that appears to have deserted them lately, then maybe the impossible could be made reality. Whilst it doesn't look likely, there is no better chance to start the revival than Selhurst Park on Saturday. Palace are in bad form themselves and aren't playing well, losing 2 of their last 3 and winless in 5 since smashing West Brom 5-1 on the 6th December. This is a very winnable game for both sides and given the away side have nothing to lose at this point, you would like to think the game will be an open one with lots of attacking play as nothing but 3 points will do. Palace have some dangerous players though who could also hurt Sheffield Utd on the counter. We all know what Zaha is capable of, and Eze has a lot of potential and could come good in this type of fixture.


KICK OFF TIME:

3pm at Selhurst Park, Live on Sky sports (Main event + Premier league)


TEAM NEWS:

Crystal Palace will still be without defender Gary Cahill as they prepare to face Sheffield United at Selhurst Park.

Cahill sat out the 1-1 draw with Leicester after injuring his hamstring against Aston Villa, and is yet to return to full fitness. Roy Hodgson has no new injury concerns with defender Martin Kelly (calf), goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey (thigh), right-back Nathan Ferguson (knee) and striker Connor Wickham (thigh) all still out.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder does not expect to have any of the players available who missed Tuesday's defeat by Burnley.

Two unnamed players are isolating after testing positive for coronavirus while a couple more are doubts with knocks picked up in the loss to the Clarets.

Oli McBurnie, Billy Sharp and Phil Jagielka were all absent from the squad on Tuesday. John Lundstram completes a three-match ban, while Sander Berge and Jack O'Connell are long-term absentees.


PREDICTION:

Nothing lasts forever, all poor form ends eventually and there is always light at the end of the tunnel. That light will be at Selhurst Park for Chris Wilder and Sheffield United, I fancy them to end their terrible run and pick up a massive 3 points.


PALACE 1 SHEFF UTD 2

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