Crystal Palace visit Leicester City this weekend and will be hoping they can make it a fourth consecutive win over the Foxes, although they will have to do it without Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Martin Kelly, who have been ruled out through injury.
The former has been the Eagles’ outstanding performer on the right hand side of defence and has garnered interest from a number of top clubs, including Premier League champions Manchester City.
Meanwhile, the latter has stepped in capably when required and has earned himself a new deal which will keep him at Selhurst Park until 2021.
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Wan-Bissaka’s absence, in particular, will please Claude Puel and Leicester – the right-back has become one of the best in the league in his position and even outshone talisman Wilfried Zaha this season.
The Eagles have proved they can best the Foxes without their key men, though – the Ivory Coast international was suspended for the last meeting and the SE25 outfit still came out on top, keeping a third consecutive clean sheet against the 2015/16 champions.
Here’s how the Palace fans reacted on Twitter, with many surprised that 21-year-old Wan-Bissaka could even get injured – indeed, he has looked “immortal” since his breakthrough to the starting XI…
RIP our defence
— Ed (@outeleiloa) February 22, 2019
We won 5-0 against Leicester with Ward, don’t worry.
— ً (@cpfcjay) February 22, 2019
— Oluwatobiloba (@_Oluwatobiloba1) February 22, 2019
now i am sad
— jasé (@JasonCPFC) February 22, 2019
I thought Aaron was immortal
— J ? (@jfcpfc) February 22, 2019
Big blow ?
— Dean Prior (@Deanosbeeno1981) February 22, 2019
Confirmation that Wan-Bissaka isn’t Jesus? https://t.co/QkjGSHwwt1
— Liam© (@liamb0117) February 22, 2019
Bit of a blow that Wan Bissaka misses the game tomorrow, didn't even realise he is injured until now. Wardy to step in and hopefully do a solid job
— ricgoldinho77 (@ricgoldinho77) February 22, 2019