Premier League Preview: Brighton v Crystal Palace

Whilst these two sides have created a derby which much of the rest of the Premier League don’t really understand, this showdown could have real ramifications for the relegation zone.

Despite going into this on the back of two defeats, Hodgson is firmly loyal to his players, and he will keep changes to a minimum.

Gary Cahill is back fit and could replace Cheikhou Kouyate at centre back and with Wilf Zaha still sidelined, Jean-Philippe Mateta could come back in.

As for Brighton, boss Graham Potter will also refrain from tinkering about too much, with key pair Adam Webster and Tariq Lamptey still out.

But with just three goals scored in their last five games, he could juggle around his attacking options, with Danny Welbeck and Aaron Connolly both potentially returning.

And it’ll be a late start on the South Coast with an 8pm kick off at the AMEX Stadium.

Eberechi Eze secures crucial 1-0 Crystal Palace win over Wolves

The Eagles have won just once in Premier League action in 2021 but Eberechi Eze’s second half strike has dumped more misery on Nuno Santo.

Neither side were able to create anything resembling a chance in a poor opening 45, with both keepers taking the weekend off.

That limpness in front of goal continued again after the break with Willian Jose’s poor effort barely testing Vicente Guaita.

But just as he has done a few times already this season the explosiveness of Eze suddenly sparked Palace into life as he lashed home Jordan Ayew’s pass.

That rocket did open things up at both ends in the closing stages as Pedro Neto and Jose tested Guaita and Wilf Zaha clipped one off the bar.

But despite throwing everything at in the last 10, Wolves were unable to scrap out a point.

Full Time from Selhurst Park it’s Crystal Palace 1 Wolves 0