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Preview: Crystal Palace v Swansea City

27 December 2015


INTRO
Palace have now gone five Premier League games unbeaten, having seen off Newcastle United, Southampton and Stoke City, as well as drawing away to Everton and most recently AFC Bournemouth. So the Eagles will be looking to get one over managerless Swansea City, who have Alan Curtis in temporary charge.

The Swans are beginning to regain their feet following Garry Monk's dismissal and have drawn with West Ham United and beaten West Bromwich Albion in their last two games, so it looks set to be a good bout between two sides hoping to end the calendar year with a win.

TEAM NEWS
Crystal Palace: Connor Wickham and Yannick Bolasie have both been ruled out for around a month, whilst Dwight Gayle, Patrick Bamford and Bakary Sako are all doubts as well.

Chung-yong Lee spent Christmas back in South Korea as his wife gave birth to their child, so he is unlikely to return. Yohan Cabaye played the second half against Bounremouth, having overcome a heel problem, so should be fit to feature.

Swansea City: Just summer signing Franck Tabanou looks likely to miss this clash for the Swans, with Curtis being afforded an almost entirely clean bill of health within his squad.

OFFICIALS
Neil Swarbrick will take charge of this one at Selhurst Park, having last overseen a Palace game in November - the 2-1 away win over Liverpool at Anfield. Swarbrick has given 27 yellow cards across his five Premier League appearances this season.

Referee: N Swarbrick 
Assistants: M Salisbury, S Beck 
Fourth Official: L Mason

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Palace wins
Draws
Swansea wins
League
569
FA Cup
021
Total
5810


LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK
24th May 2015
Crystal Palace 1-0 Swansea City
Premier League

A close range strike from Marouane Chamakh was enough to earn Palace the points on the final day of the 2014-15 season.

The win took Palace into the top ten for the first time that campaign and secured the Eagles' highest ever Premier League finish - 10th - having previously finished third in the old First Division.

TICKETS
Tickets for this game are now SOLD OUT.

PRE-MATCH




LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of all 90 minutes will be available on Palace Player. Click HERE to log in or sign up. 

There will also be constant updates throughout the day at @CPFC on Twitter.

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