Key men missing for Palace game


Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner has announced that Jefferson Lerma will miss the upcoming Premier League game against West Ham at Selhurst Park. The match is crucial for David Moyes’s side, with us aiming to secure European competition for the fourth consecutive season.

Lerma, who joined from Bournemouth on a free transfer last summer, has been a regular fixture in the team, appearing 30 times in all competitions this season. Recently, he has been part of a back three in Glasner’s setup due to the absence of Chris Richards and Marc Guehi.

The Eagles are eager to achieve back-to-back wins for the first time under Glasner, who took over from Roy Hodgson. The return of Rob Holding to the matchday squad is a welcome boost for the team. Holding has been side-lined since before the new year due to an ankle surgery but is now ready to re-join the team.

Marc Guehi’s absence will give The Hammers attack a chance

Glasner commented on the team’s situation, saying, “We have one new injury concern from the Liverpool match — Jefferson Lerma, who will be out until at least the Manchester United game. I’m pleased Rob Holding is back; he trained with us all week and will be part of the squad.”

Additionally, Glasner noted there are uncertainties regarding three other players: “Chris Richards just had his first light training session back with us today. Joel Ward has been dealing with a groin issue this week, and Will Hughes suffered a knock in training yesterday. We’ll make the final decisions on their involvement tomorrow.”

The Palace injury news could be good news for West Ham’s attack. If Moyes wished to take full advantage of The Eagles defensive woes then he must surely start with Bowen, Kudus, Antonio and Paqueta.

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