Team news at Palace, some facts and 55 minutes to enter

This post is coming out just under an hour before kick off and it's only because the season is over and we now know the team, that I've decided to watch or not watch the game. It's actually five minutes to learning the team today, so I'm not sure where I stand.

I actually want to watch, but the season is over and we're playing for nothing so I'm also thinking maybe I hit the driving range. It all depends on what happens in a minute.


So the team is out and we're not playing any loan players but we are playing players that wont be here next season and we do have loan players on the bench. We are starting with Ramsey and that is nice, but we're also starting with El Ghazi and I'm not sure why.

Here it is, I'm going to watch but it does feel like a missed opportunity in so many ways and if Barkley comes on, I might just get the four iron out. But before the match, you still have time to enter the competition here.

Match facts from the BBC

Head-to-head

  • Crystal Palace have lost just once in their last 12 home league games against Aston Villa (W6, D5).
  • Villa are looking to complete their first league double over Palace since the 1980-81 season, the year they last won the top-flight title.
  • The Villans haven't scored more than once away from home against the Eagles in the league since a 4-2 defeat in December 1968.

Crystal Palace

  • The Eagles have lost four of their past five league matches.
  • They must win their final three games to reach 50 points for the first time in a Premier League season.
  • Palace have scored 31 Premier League goals at home since the start of last season, fewer than any of the 17 teams to have played both campaigns.
  • They have scored just twice in their last six home league matches.
  • Christian Benteke has scored eight Premier League goals this season but only one of them has been at Selhurst Park.
  • Benteke has scored five times in his past 11 league appearances, as many as he had managed in his previous 42 spanning three seasons.

Aston Villa

  • Aston Villa's tally of 49 points is their highest in a Premier League season since reaching 64 in 2009-10 under Martin O'Neill.
  • Villa's total of eight Premier League away wins this season is more than in their previous three top-flight seasons combined.
  • They have won all three of their away league matches played on a Sunday this season.
  • Ollie Watkins is one shy of equalling Julian Joachim's club record of 14 Premier League goals by an English player in a season, set in 1998-99.
  • Anwar El Ghazi needs one more goal to equal his career-best return for away league goals in a season. He scored seven for Ajax in 2015-16.