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Sakho, Wickham, Townsend and McArthur fit for Chelsea

8 November 2019

Crystal Palace have been handed a complete injury boost this week, with manager Roy Hodgson revealing that he has an entirely fit squad to choose from when selecting his players to face Chelsea tomorrow.

The Palace manager, who last week revealed James McArthur was suffering from a back complaint whilst suggesting Gary Cahill and Cheikhou Kouyate ought to recover swiftly from knocking heads, has been without long-term absentees Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham over recent months.

Andros Townsend was also unavailable for last Sunday's clash with Leicester City after picking up a muscle strain when facing Arsenal.

But today, he said that the club were 'fortunate' to have every player fit and ready to take on the Blues.

He said: "We’re very fortunate. The players who had been suffering are now recovered. One or two who suffered from a knock either against Arsenal or Leicester are recovered.

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"For the first time in a very long time I have a completely full contingent to choose from, an abundance of riches if you like in picking the XI and subs."

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