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Roy Hodgson shares Crystal Palace injury update v Everton

Crystal Palace will face Everton in the Premier League on Saturday (11 November) at Selhurst Park where they will be aiming for back-to-back league wins. 

Ahead of the match, Roy Hodgson has delivered a positive injury update which he calls “major boosts”.

Ebere Eze played for 30 minutes against Burnley in the last game and he looks completely fit. He is definitely available for selection.

Michael Olise has trained this week and he is also in contention to feature against the Toffees. Likewise, Cheick Doucoure could be available for selection as well. Hodgson has confirmed that the 23-year-old has not trained this week until today (Friday), but he is available for the game.

“Ebere Eze played for 30 minutes at Burnley and came through that well, so he’s available for selection,” said Hodgson, as quoted by Crystal Palace’s official website.

“Olise had some modified training last week, but he’s also trained with us fully this week, so he’s another one I’ll have in the squad available for selection. That’s two major boosts.

“Cheick Doucouré hasn’t trained his week until today, but he came through today’s training, so he’s also available.”

Players missing out

However, the Eagles are still missing as many as three key players. Dean Henderson is definitely out with a muscle injury while James Tomkins will be back after the international break.

Jesurun Rak-Sakyi is expected to miss for at least a month, and Hodgson has confirmed that the club is waiting for his scan report. At the moment, Palace are in the dark about the extent of his injury.

Palace returned to winning ways against Burnley after two consecutive defeats. They have picked up only two wins from their last seven games in the Premier League, and they need to improve their home form.

Everton are playing with a bit of confidence at the moment, but Palace should expect to pick up all three points at Selhurst Park.

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