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Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa LIVE commentary: Patrick Vieira’s Eagles seek first win of the season against former rival Steven Gerrard – team news, kick-off time and how to follow


Crystal Palace host Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on Saturday as they seek their first Premier League win of the season and it will be live on talkSPORT 2.

The Eagles had difficult beginnings against Arsenal and Liverpool, but they left Anfield with a point and will feel confident about obtaining a result in front of their fans.

Wilfried Zaha’s excellent finish secured Palace a point on Monday
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Palace have looked dangerous in both of their games, so a win can’t be far away.

Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard’s side bounced back from a shock defeat to Bournemouth on the opening weekend with a 2-1 win over Everton at Villa Park last time out.

However, marquee signing Diego Carlos ruptured his Achilles tendon in that clash and could now be out for the season.

That could force Villa back into the transfer market, but former Rangers boss Gerrard will have to find a solution for Saturday.

But they won in southern London last season and will be impatient to do so again.

Crystal Palace against Aston Villa: Talksport cover

This Premier League shock will take place on Saturday August 20.

The kick -off in Selhurst Park is scheduled at 3 p.m.

The game is live on talkSPORT 2 with coverage starting at 2pm with Dan Windle.

Commentary will be provided by Ian Danter and former Arsenal player Perry Groves.

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Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa LIVE commentary: Patrick Vieira's Eagles seek first win of the season against former rival Steven Gerrard - team news, kick-off time and how to follow
Villa was just enough to exceed Everton
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Crystal Palace V Aston Villa: team news

The hosts will likely still be without Nathan Ferguson, James Tomkins and James McArthur.

However, Michael Olise returned as a substitute against Liverpool and will pressure to start.

Eberechi Eze looked particularly sharp at Anfield, and after an injured season he hopes he can continue in Patrick Vieira’s starting XI.

The opposing team will be permanently without Carlos, meaning Calum Chambers, Ezri Konsa and Kortney Hause will be looking to replace him.

Jed Steer is also a long-term injury problem for Villa, but Philippe Coutinho and Matty Cash will be able to play well despite limping last weekend.

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa LIVE commentary: Patrick Vieira's Eagles seek first win of the season against former rival Steven Gerrard - team news, kick-off time and how to follow
Carlos could be absent for the season

Crystal Palace against Aston Villa: What was said?

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira after the 1-1 draw with Liverpool: “We’re really happy with one point.

“Overall, I think Liverpool had opportunities, we had some good ones. But I’m happy with the point.

“Our plan was executed by the players. We have shown no form of frustration. We stayed calm and collected and made it really difficult for them.

“The first 15-20 minutes were a bit tough with the runs behind our back line, but we were pretty good at defending that.”

Crystal Palace V Aston Villa: the facts of the match

  • Crystal Palace only collected four points in its last five Premier League matches against Aston Villa (W1 D1 L3), with their only victory in this race in May 2021 (3-2 in Selhurst Park).
  • After a 2-1 victory outside at Crystal Palace last season, Aston Villa is trying to win consecutive championship matches outside the Eagles for the first time.
  • Since returning to the Premier League in 2013, nine of Crystal Palace’s 10 league goals against Aston Villa have come in the last 20 minutes of matches.
  • Aston Villa has lost 16 of its last 22 Premier League games outside in London (W4 D2). They lost five of their six in the capital last season, with the exception of a 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace.
  • Crystal Palace’s opening day loss to Arsenal ended a six-game Premier League unbeaten streak for the Eagles at Selhurst Park, a streak in which they have kept five consecutive clean sheets.
  • Aston Villa have won six of their 14 away Premier League games under Steven Gerrard (43%), compared to just five of their 15 home games (33%). Indeed, Gerrard has the best away win rate of any permanent Aston Villa manager in the Premier League.
  • Since the start of the 2019-20 campaign, Aston Villa striker Danny Ings has scored the opening goal in more different Premier League games than any other player (20).
  • Wilfried Zaha has scored nine goals in his last 15 Premier League appearances, with his last four scoring seven points at Crystal Palace.
  • Ollie Watkins has assisted both of Aston Villa’s Premier League goals this season, already matching his assist tally from all of last season. Overall, he was involved in seven goals during his last 10 league starts for the villans (4 goals, 3 assists), having contributed to more than half of the villages in these matches (7/ 13).
  • Having completed 61 passes between them in their loss to Arsenal (the most of any pair on MD1), Crystal Palace defenders Joachim Andersen and Marc Guéhi managed just two passes against Liverpool last time out.

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