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Preview: Crystal Palace v Swansea City

26 August 2017

After picking up his first Crystal Palace win in midweek, Frank de Boer goes in search of his first Premier League victory as Swansea City come to Selhurst Park.

Paul Clement’s side visit with just a point to show from their opening two fixtures, and now have to cope with the permanent loss of Gylfi Sigurdsson.

The Welsh outfit are yet to score a league goal thus far, but retain a set of hungry youngsters looking to fill the Icelandic void.

The mood around the Palace camp has been lifted after knocking Ipswich Town out of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, and three points on Saturday could be huge going into the international break.


Paul Clement

Paul Clement has insisted that taking three points from Selhurst Park will be no easy feat, and that Crystal Palace will give his side a good battle.

“I imagine they are probably more disappointed with the first game, because going to Liverpool is always tough,” he said.

“They will want to put things right and we know it’s going to be a tough game.

“They have a slight advantage because they are at home, but we have won there before.”


Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Crystal Palace: Long-term absentees Connor Wickham and Pape Souare remain sidelined. Ruben Loftus-Cheek has a groin injury, but Wilfried Zaha is making progress in his recovery.

Swansea City: Star striker Fernando Llorente continues his recovery from a broken arm and won’t take part. Kyle Bartley, Ki Sung-Yeung, and Nathan Dyer are all expected to miss out.


Andre Marriner

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistant Refs: S Beck, M McDonough
Fourth Official: K Friend

Marriner has taken charge of two Premier League games so far this season, issuing three yellow cards and one red card. Last campaign he distributed 98 yellow cards and one red card across 28 league games. He last refereed a Palace game in April as the Eagles won 2-1 at Liverpool.


Tickets are still available for this game. They can be bought at the CPFC Box Office, by phone (08712000071) or online here.

The all-new CPFC Fanzone will be open this Saturday for fans to experience pre and post-match.

Located outside Selhurst Park’s Main Stand reception, the Fanzone will be open from midday on Saturday.

Existing season ticket holders from last season can use their card to gain entry to the stadium for the new season. Please note any season ticket holders who do not have a card can go to the main box office during the morning on matchday or at the Holmesdale box office from 12.30pm.


Ticket holders are advised to enter the stadium as early as possible, as the game is sold out and security checks remain in place at Selhurst Park.

Turnstiles open at 1.30pm and kick off is at 3.00pm


If you can’t make it to SE25 for the game, there will be live commentary on Palace Player, updates on Twitter, with highlights available on Palace TV from midnight on Saturday.

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Match Reports

Report: Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea City

26 August 2017

Palace’s search for their first points of the 2017/18 campaign will go into September as Swansea City ran out victors in SE25.

Attacking duo Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew both netted for the visitors in the minutes before and after half-time to leave Frank de Boer waiting for his first Premier League victory at the Eagles’ helm, on what was a disappointing afternoon in SE25.

The warning signs were evident just three minutes in the game as the Eagles had a big scare. Some nice link-up play on right flank released Abraham who sent a dangerous cross into the area right onto the head of the diving Ayew, but fortunately for the hosts the ball flashed wide of the mark when the net should have been rippling.

They continued to enjoy the majority of the play in the opening stages but gradually Palace came into the game, and on 18 minutes they nearly managed to break the deadlock when James McArthur nodded a Joel Ward cross wide of the mark, and having scored twice in midweek against Ipswich Town the Scotsman had an appetite for goals and just before the half-hour mark he dragged a shot wide from the edge of the box during a sustained spell of Palace pressure.

However, the final 15 minutes of the first half would belong to the visitors and the Swans made the most of it. They threatened to go ahead twice in a minute when a long ball downfield allowed Abraham to race onto it, and he managed to poke goalwards under pressure from Timothy Fosu-Mensah but Wayne Hennessey stuck out a leg to stop it, and then from the resulting corner Alfie Mawson glanced a header fractions wide.

But just before the break, the Swans did grab the opening goal. Following a sustained attack, the ball came over to the right flank where Leroy Fer had too much time and space to send a dangerous delivery into the box, and Abraham got in front of Martin Kelly to tuck the chance past Hennessey from close range and hand them the lead at the break.

And two minutes after the restart it got even worse. Having just seen a header from a corner saved by Lukasz Fabianski, Kelly was caught in possession on the halfway line by Kyle Naughton who instantly played in Ayew, and the Ghanaian charged forward before rounding Hennessey and rolling the ball into the empty net.

Desperately needing something, Townsend was proving to be the main threat for the Eagles as he began t pepper the goal. Three times he tried to reduce the deficit, firstly curling an attempt goalwards but couldn’t find the required accuracy, then tried his luck from the opposite flank but could only scuff one at Fabianski’s goal, and again fired wide with 15 minutes to go.

Late on the Swans were content to soak up the pressure and Yohan Cabaye flashed a free-kick over the top before Townsend had another go when a slice from Alfie Mawson landed kindly into this path but taking aim for the bottom corner he miscued and sent it just wide, and McArthur had the final attempt with an overhead kick which flashed over, but the wait for the first point, and goal, continues.

Palace: Hennessey, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Tomkins (Kelly 41), Ward, McArthur, Milivojevic (Cabaye 58), Puncheon, Van Aanholt (Lee 46), Townsend, Benteke. Subs not used: Speroni, Schlupp, Lokilo, Anderson.

Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton (Rangel 88), Mawson, Fernandez, Van Der Hoorn (Routledge 59), Olsson, Clucas, Carroll, Fer, Ayew, Abraham (McBurnie 78). Subs not used: Nordfeldt, Fulton, Mesa, Narsingh.

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Ticket News

Swansea At Selhurst On Saturday

23 August 2017

This Saturday at Selhurst Park we return to Premier League action with the visit of Swansea City to SE25. Tickets for the match are available to season ticket holders and paid members at Category B prices.

Make this match part of your plans for Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 26th August 2017, kick-off 3.00pm.

They can be purchased from the box office with up to four tickets each available per season ticket holder or paid member.

Book tickets now for the game at Selhurst Park, or if you haven't already you can sign up as a member to attend this game.

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