When speaking to reporters today, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson shared a big injury blow by confirming that James Tomkins will miss tomorrow’s clash with West Ham United after a training ground accident, as quoted by Football.London.
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The Hammers travel to Selhurst Park tomorrow to take on the Eagles in what is a huge game for both sides.
West Ham can jump inside the top four with a win, whilst Palace will be desperate for all three points, having won just one of their last eight Premier League games.
Crystal Palace are missing new signing Jean-Philippe Mateta due to work permit issues.
Another key man is set to miss out tomorrow as well.
Roy Hodgson shares big Crystal Palace injury blow
Roy Hodgson told reporters today how James Tomkins will miss the game against West Ham, as quoted by Football.London:
“James Tomkins is out, an accident in training means he picked up an injury.”
The 31-year-old has played a key role for Palace since leaving the London Stadium in the summer of 2016.
Tomkins has only recently forced his way back into the Crystal Palace team. The Basildon-born ace has played an important role in the Eagles losing just once in their last four Premier League games.
In 250 Premier League appearances since the start of the 2009/10 season, the centre-back has won an average of 3.2 aerial duals per game (Who Scored).
Considering our strength from set-pieces, Tomkins being unavailable should enable us to cause Palace even more problems from corners and free-kicks.
West Ham will fancy their chances of making it six wins in a row in all competitions tomorrow night.
And Tomkins missing out will be enhance our chances of doing just that.