Crystal Palace and Roy Hodgson handed triple injury blow ahead of Chelsea Premier League game

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Crystal Palace injury news ahead of the game against Chelsea on Monday night.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed Marc Guehi, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze will all miss the game against Chelsea on Monday night. Guehi and Olise were forced off in the defeat to Brighton last weekend, while Eze has been battling a hamstring problem picked up against Sheffield United

Asked what the fitness update of his squad was ahead of the game on Monday, manager Hodgson ruled out the trio. He told reporters: “We have lost all three of them, there is no question that it is a massive blow.

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“Michael has picked up another serious injury, which is absolutely devastating for him, for the club, for everyone really. 

“Strangely enough, it was one of those situations where so many things went wrong when that could have gone right, but we don’t have hindsight.

“It was the perfect storm in every respect, but injuries do happen. That is the bottom line. They happened in this game, and now we are trying to seek reasons why exactly could it have happened when it happened, but it could have happened at any time. 

“There is no question of that. He could have come on for five minutes and done that, he could have not come on at all and then done it in the first training session here.

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“[Olise and Eze] are both hamstrings, but Marc Guéhi has jarred his knee. 

“Guehi is just a question of time until that jarring passes and he gets full flexibility in his knee, so it doesn’t necessarily need to be a particularly long injury."

The Eagles have won only six of their 23 league games so far with pressure mounting on Hodgson to steer the team away from sleepwalking into a relegation battle.

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