Palace recovers to hold Leicester 2-2 and boost survival bid

Pep Guardiola is supposedly keen on adding five new players to his squad in the summer

James Tomkins is a doubt with a calf problem, while Scott Dann, Fraizer Campbell and Loic Remy are out.

"(Leicester) have a chance (against Atletico). Craig Shakespeare has restored this team to their horribly awkward best and, for all that Palace heaved in pursuit of parity, the visitors refused to wilt.

Allardyce, predictably, made no changes to the eleven that started Monday's impressive 3-0 victory over Arsene Wenger's side, Palace's fifth win in six games and one that moved them six points clear of the bottom three.

"If we can't win we know that we need to make sure we don't lose. We should be pleased with a point, probably". What happens in the summer can only happen in the summer and can only be talked about, for me, when we are safe.

"We'll get it looked at". It'll be a really tough challenge.

The confidence gained from the victory over Arsenal did not do the Eagles any harm when they found themselves two down against the Foxes.

Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare will wait until the last minute before deciding whether to gamble on Wes Morgan's fitness in Tuesday's decisive Champions League showdown with Atletico Madrid. The other game sees Everton host Burnley.


Parish considers it likely that Premier League rivals will open academies overseas post-Brexit, but a bigger concern for Allardyce is the way smaller clubs are vulnerable to bigger ones recruiting their most promising young players, in the same way Palace lost John Bostock to Tottenham in 2008.

Starting with Leicester, this game will not mean a whole lot to the Foxes as they just played last week in the Champions League and the players will want to recharge before the second leg in a quarter final tie that is still very winnable for the Premier League Champions.

Indeed, this is the first time Leicester have won three in a row against the Eagles in all competitions since March 1925 - they've never won four consecutively against them.

The teams in the Premier League have just a handful of games remaining, with plenty at stake in the five 3pm kick-offs on Saturday.

They have kept four clean sheets during those six matches - twice as many as in the 30 fixtures prior to that over the a year ago.

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce: "When you finish a game with a point having been 2-0 down, you have to be incredibly satisfied".

It had taken Leicester just six minutes to open the scoring.

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