01 October 2021, 09:07 | 28 August 2021, 13:29
The English Premier League fixture, Crystal Palace vs. Leicester City, kicks off at 14:00 (GMT+1) on Sunday, October 3, at Selhurst Park Stadium. Referee Anthony Taylor will be in charge alongside the assistants, Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn. Jarred Gillett will be the VAR.
Preview Crystal Palace Premier League, Oct 3, 2021
Preview The Eagles earned a point on home turf after Monday’s 1-1 draw against the Seagulls. Wilfried Zaha (45+2' P.) marked his 400th appearance for Palace and complemented the statistical milestone with a goal from the spot in added time after the first forty-five. Jordan Ayew had missed a clear-cut chance to double the lead for the Eagles before a dramatic late equalizer in the shape of a lofted effort from Neal Maupay (90+5') over Palace's goalkeeper ended up at the back of the net. Jordan was like every other player, everybody was really disappointed not to take the three points, Patrick Vieira said in his post-match interview the disappointing draw. It is my responsibility to bring him back to what he can do, Vieira added about the Ghana international. The draw leaves Palace in 15th place, having picked up 6 points after 1W, 3D, & 2L. After a stuttering start to the season, Patrick Vieira appears to have steadied the ship, picking up at least a point in his last five games, except for the 3-0 defeat to Liverpool in mid-September; DDWLD. On Sunday, the 45-year-old could line up the 4—3—3 formation with Ayew, Odsonne Edouard and Zaha in attack. Wilfried Zaha has scored 49 Premier League goals and could become the first player in Crystal Palace colours to reach 50 goals in the Premier League should he find the back of the net against the Foxes on Sunday.
Preview Leicester City Premier League, Oct 3, 2021
Preview Leicester City returns after Thursday’s 1-0 defeat to Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Europa League. Last weekend, a remarkable performance from Jamie Vardy saw the Foxes earn a point in a hard-fought 2-2 draw against Burnley on home soil. A brace from the tricky fox, Vardy (37’ & 85’) had cancelled out his own goal (12' O.G.) before restoring parity after an effort from Maxwel Cornet (40’). Leicester City are in 13th place with 7 points from 2W, 1D, & 3L. The club has a form that reads: LWLLD ahead of this Matchday 7 fixture against Crystal Palace, and Brendan Rodgers will aim for a quick return to winning ways. On Sunday, a 4—1—4—1 formation with Vardy in attack is expected. Vardy has been involved in 86% of the club's goals in the Premier League this season (5G, 1A) and aims to extend that tally on Sunday. James Justin is ruled out with a knee injury, while Nampalys Mendy picked up a groin injury.