Crystal Palace are facing mounting injury problems ahead of their visit to Elland Road on Monday night and Leeds United fans are delighted.
The big news is that Wilfried Zaha could be out. He is the main threat from Palace as Leeds know from the 4-1 defeat at Selhurst Park.
Roy Hodgson set them up to pick Leeds off on the break and that worked to great effect in the reverse fixture.
The pace that Zaha has got is a huge weapon in that low-block system.
But he’s not the only injury worry they have. BBC journalist Adam Pope relayed the news that Palace could be missing James McArthur, James McCarthy, Joel Ward, Jeffrey Schlupp and James Tomkins, too.
Looks like Zaha is the latest big injury worry for Palace ahead of trip to #lufc (Mon, 8pm). McArthur, McCarthy, Ward, Schlupp & Tomkins are the others. Hodgson only named 7 on bench for the win at Newcastle.
— Adam Pope (@apopey) February 4, 2021
Leeds have Diego Llorente and Robin Koch out, and could also be missing Rodrigo as well.
He missed the Everton game with a groin strain and we’re waiting to hear an update after he was set for scans earlier in the week.
Palace have the worst of it, though, and Leeds fans are hoping their bad news will lead to good news for Leeds and three points against a side who are on the same points as us.
Here are the best reactions to the Palace injury news…
Going to be a big factor in the #lufc game, Palace are a much more potent side with Wilf in the team.
— David Watkins (@DaveLUFCWatkins) February 4, 2021
Done his hamstring v Newcastle would be major surprise if he started
— crighters (@crighters1) February 4, 2021
Good, we don’t need a pacey attacking forward running at us
— rico74leeds (@rico74leeds) February 4, 2021
Lovely stuff adam
— Tony LUFC 🏆 (@Tonylufc28) February 4, 2021
That would be a god send
— Dave Duracell (@DaveDuracell) February 4, 2021
Hopefully Eze too 👍
— BrettStorey (@BrettStorey73) February 4, 2021
After this, the game is a must win for us. Should not be losing to these lot again especially with that many injuries https://t.co/OGU0ZdHKO5
— Lucas 🏆 (@LukeMOTv2) February 4, 2021
— R WAGS (@RWAGS6) February 4, 2021
— joe (@cillanoir) February 4, 2021
— lewis (@lewis__lufc) February 4, 2021
— . (@claudi0lufc) February 4, 2021
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