Scott Parker’s side have trimmed the deficit between themselves and safety to just 3 points heading in to the weekend’s fixtures, and with a better goal difference than 17th placed Newcastle United, a win at Selhurst Park will see them leapfrog the Tyneside team if the Magpies lose to Wolves on Saturday.
The Cottagers have picked up 8 points from their last 15 available, whilst 13th placed Crystal Palace have scooped 9 points in that time.
The latest Premier League win for the Eagles would have been the sweetest of the lot – a 90th minute winner from Christian Benteke enough to steal all 3 points against bitterest rivals Brighton.
No side in the top flight has more injuries than Palace right now, though, with at least 8 first team players expected to miss out against Fulham.
Key man Wilfried Zaha is still sidelined, with no time frame placed on his potential return.
James McArthur, Jeff Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho, Nathan Ferguson and James Tomkins are all still absent and won’t feature for Roy Hodgson this weekend.
Fulham gaffer Scott Parker has just one definite absentee – Tom Cairney remains out of action, whilst Aleksandar Mitrovic could return to the fold after isolating due to coronavirus.
Crystal Palace v Fulham kicks off at 12pm on Sunday, 28th February.
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