Crystal Palace v Bournemouth team news and stats

Date published: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 11:39

Yohan Cabaye: Has an ankle injury

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth return to Premier League action when they clash at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night. 

Team news

Yohan Cabaye faces a late fitness test before manager Alan Pardew selects his team.

The midfielder picked up an ankle injury during Saturday’s 1-0 defeat of Stoke, but could yet feature, unlike Joe Ledley who has been ruled out with a knock.

Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to make his debut from the bench, but Connor Wickham is suspended for the next two games, and Dwight Gayle, Bakary Sako and Yannick Bolasie are long-term absentees with respective hamstring, hamstring and knee injuries.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is set to return to his established side after making 10 changes for their FA Cup victory at Portsmouth.

Captain Tommy Elphick started his first match in more than three months after recovering from an ankle injury, but is not expected to feature at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

Forwards Callum Wilson and Max Gradel both continue their long-term rehabilitation.

Opta stats

  • Crystal Palace have picked up just one point in their last three league meetings with Bournemouth (W0 D1 L2).
  • This will be Bournemouth’s first visit to play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park since March 1989 when they went home with a 3-2 win.
  • Emmanuel Adebayor has scored on his Premier League debut for all three of his previous clubs in the competition – Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Only one player has scored on their debut for four different clubs in the Premier League; that player was Darren Bent (Charlton, Sunderland, Aston Villa & Fulham).
  • Adebayor has scored against 30 of the 35 different opponents that he’s faced in the Premier League and this will be the first time he’s played against Bournemouth in the competition.
  • Bournemouth have conceded a league-high 15 goals from set piece situations this season.
  • The Cherries have seen an opponent sent off on five occasions this season in the Premier League; more often than any other team.
  • Bournemouth have lost just one of their last six Premier League away games (W2 D3 L1).
  • Palace are on a four game losing streak in the Premier League – they haven’t lost five in a row in the competition since November 2013 (seven in a row).
  • The Eagles have averaged more points per game away from home under Alan Pardew (1.84) than they have at Selhurst Park (1.23).

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