Crisis as Palace set to face treble winners Manchester City on saturday

With their form slipping and several key players absent, Crystal Palace is in the worst possible position to take on treble winners Manchester City on Saturday.

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Sam Johnstone and Eberechi Eze are two of Palace’s most notable absences. The team has only picked up one point in their last five Premier League games and has not won any of them.

Due to injuries and suspensions, Odsonne Edouard and Jordan Ayew will also miss the City match. As a result, Crystal Palace will be playing from a significantly reduced roster when they visit the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.
Nevertheless, Palace has gained some momentum regarding two of their recently injured players amid a plethora of negative injury news.
Tyrick Mitchell and Jefferson Lerma might make a comeback for Crystal Palace.

Jefferson Lerma, the midfielder, and Tyrick Mitchell, the defender, may both make a comeback on Saturday, according to a report from The Standard.
It said, “Tyrick Mitchell and Jefferson Lerma may make a comeback against City.”
Due to Mitchell’s withdrawal during the loss to Bournemouth, Nathaniel Clyne replaced him against Liverpool, and Lerma had to leave the game on Saturday at Selhurst Park due to a hamstring injury.
Roy Hodgson will benefit greatly if both players are available because they have both been crucial players for Palace this season and there is a deficiency of depth in both positions.

While the sheer number of injuries in the team is unusually high—possibly due to Hodgson’s intense training regimen—it has also brought attention to how thin the Crystal Palace squad’s depth is.
Mitchell was the only natural left-back available when Palace failed to address their depth problem during the summer transfer window, which was a predictable problem. When healthy, Mitchell started every game.

He had no rotational cover, so a muscle injury was inevitable, and Palace are now searching for a left-back during the January transfer window. Not only has the team failed to fill the holes in the lineup, but it has also refused to allow youth players to play in games, which has reduced the already thin roster to almost nothing and given Hodgson little options.




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