Crystal Palace press conference LIVE: Roy Hodgson on Zaha's injury, Mateta & Burnley preview 
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14:358 months ago

The broadcast section has finished

Stay tuned on for more reaction from Roy Hodgson's pre-Burnley press conference.
14:328 months ago

On Burnley

"Sean, like ourselves, has been suffering from a series of injuries."

"I think they are a team that are more than capable of scoring goals."

"It's hard to score goals against Burnley, that's why they do so well in the Premier League."

14:298 months ago

This season

"It's been a difficult season to get a handle on. It seems to me like the seasons have merged into one.

"I'm very please to hear a win tomorrow would give us that satisfaction (best return at this stage in the Premier League), but it's important for us to keep our feet on the ground."

14:278 months ago

On Mateta

"The fact he was playing against a team that gave us, and him, so little time on the ball. I am not judging him too harshly on that performance. I think we will see him coming to terms with what he needs in the Premier League from tomorrow."
14:268 months ago

On Ray Lewington

"He's back now. He has been back for a couple of days. He is full of beans, full of life. We will benefit from his knowledge and enthusiasm on the touchline."

14:238 months ago

On the home form

"In this league, it would be a mistake to say we will get all our points at home or all our points away."
14:228 months ago

On home form

"Burnley are a very difficult team to play against. They execute their game plan so well. They have been doing it for a long time and have confidence in it. 

"We are reasonably confident ourselves. Hopefully it will turn out to be a good game."

14:208 months ago

On team news

"Nothing new to report. The only piece of good news is that Joel Ward can come back into the squad after missing out on the last game against Leeds."

On Zaha "No. It's only one week into his injury. We anticipate it will take more time for him to recover."

14:198 months ago

Roy Hodgson has arrived!

The Palace boss has sat down to face questions from the broadcast section first. 
13:578 months ago

15 minutes to go

Roy Hodgson's press conference is due to start in around 15 minutes. Stay tuned on for live updates of the broadcast section. 

Furthermore, there will be additional coverage following the press conference at 22:30 this evening. 

13:528 months ago

Welcome back!

Roy Hodgson is set to face questions from journalists on Zoom at around 13:15, ahead of the Premier League clash against Burnley. 
13:148 months ago

Sean Dyche's pre-Palace press conference

13:108 months ago

Around 1 hour to go

There is around one hour until Roy Hodgson sits down to face questions from journalists ahead of Crystal Palace's Premier League clash against Sean Dyche's Burnley. 
12:308 months ago

Ray Lewington is back


11:248 months ago

Last time out

11:248 months ago

Palace's injury crisis


11:208 months ago
11:208 months ago

Mateta's debut

New signing, Jean-Philippe Mateta, made his debut on Monday night. 

Hodgson has a plethora of forward options to choose from at the moment and it is likely that he will be asked to assess Mateta's impact on Monday. 

11:188 months ago

Team news

Hodgson will be asked on team news. 

It is expected that Joel Ward and James McArthur will be back for this weekend to strengthen Hodgson's options. 

However, with several key components of his squad unavailable, this period of games will be challenging for Crystal Palace. 

11:168 months ago
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Zaha’s return from injury

The Palace boss confirmed last week that talisman, Wilfried Zaha, suffered a hamstring injury during the 2-1 away win at Newcastle United, however, was not keen to supply a timescale on Zaha’s return.  

Hodgson will likely be asked on his recovery process

11:148 months ago

Trying to get back on a winning path?

After two wins on the bounce, Crystal Palace’s performance against Leeds on Monday night left much too be desired.  

The Eagles were thrashed 2-0, overwhelmed by Leeds’ swashbuckling style of play.

Roy Hodgson was forced to tinker to the formation due to the deluge of injuries currently suffocating the south Londoners.  

But Palace left Elland Road battered, bruised and beaten by Marcelo Bielsa’s side.  

Roy Hodgson will look to amend this against Burnley on Saturday.  

11:128 months ago


Good afternoon! Welcome to Roy Hodgson’s pre-Burnley press conference.  

The Crystal Palace boss is set to face questions from journalists on Zoom at 13:15.