Crystal Palace v Stoke City team news & stats

Date published: Friday 6th May 2016 1:30

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Crystal Palace are unbeaten in five games against Stoke City going into the penultimate Premier League game of the season at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Team news

Wilfried Zaha will miss out for Crystal Palace due to a leg muscle problem and is a doubt for the FA Cup final against Manchester United on May 21.

The Eagles also have concerns over Yannick Bolasie, who is battling illness, and Mile Jedinak, who is struggling with a knock, according to manager Alan Pardew.

Stoke forward Bojan faces a late fitness test after banging his foot in training on Thursday, but Marko Arnautovic should be fit to continue despite an ongoing thigh problem.

Glen Johnson has this week returned to training following a knee injury but will not feature, though he could be involved against West Ham next weekend. Marc Wilson, however, has been ruled out of the last two games with his knee injury.

Opta stats

  • Crystal Palace have won four and lost none of the last five matches in all competitions against Stoke City.
  • Stoke have gone nine Premier League games on the road without a clean sheet, conceding 22 in that run.
  • However, Palace have won just one of their last nine Premier League games at Selhurst Park (W1 D2 L6).
  • The Eagles have scored just six goals in their last 10 Premier League games on home soil.
  • There have been three penalties scored in the last two Premier League meetings between these two sides.
  • In 2016, Palace have picked up just eight points in the top flight (W1 D5 L11), a joint-low along with bottom side Aston Villa.
  • No Stoke player has scored more goals in a Premier League season than Marko Arnautovic has managed in this campaign (11, level with Diouf in 14-15 and Fuller in 08-09).
  • Scott Dann has scored five goals this season, a league-high among defenders (and as many as any other Crystal Palace player).
  • The Potters are now without a win in five top-flight games (D2 L3), their worst run since the start of the season (six without victory).
  • No side has scored more goals from corner situations in the Premier League this season than Crystal Palace (10, level with Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur).

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