Yesterday afternoon saw John Motson complete his last ever live commentary for the BBC when taking listeners to BBC Radio Five Live through the ups and downs of Arsenal’s lunchtime meeting with Watford.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek may not have been able to play a part in yesterday’s game away to Chelsea but he is expected to return to full first-team training with the Eagles today, having been spotted at the Blues’ Cobham base late last week.
Saturday evening’s game against Chelsea may have ended in a familiar feeling of disappointment for Palace fans but there was a shining beacon of light provided by Wilfried Zaha’s return to first-team action.
On Saturday evening, former Palace boss Frank de Boer took up residence in the BT Sport studio for their live coverage of our game against Chelsea, where he suggested that the club have no chance of keeping star-man Wilfried Zaha through another transfer window.
Crystal Palace have been forced to endure a true injury crisis in recent weeks but following their narrow loss to Chelsea on Saturday evening, manager Roy Hodgson revealed that the club are expecting four bonafide first-team regulars back in full training for the whole of next week.
Aside from his pre-match comments regarding Wilfried Zaha, Frank de Boer also spoke to BT Sport at length about his 77-day tenure at Selhurst Park, with all of his musings featured in this article.
It’s been well over a year since we saw Connor Wickham pull on a Crystal Palace shirt but over the last week or so, Eagles supporters have been treated to the sight of the striker back in training.
He’s been a firm fans’ favourite from the moment he broke into the first-team back in 2011 but on Saturday, Jonny Williams was forced off with yet another injury whilst playing for Sunderland against QPR.
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has confirmed that the Terriers will be without their influential January arrival Terence Kongolo when Crystal Palace travel north for their game against them this weekend.