Crystal Palace v Fulham injury news as James McArthur sidelined and Mitrovic doubts

With the World Cup finished, let’s take a look at who could feature in the Boxing Day game between Crystal Palace and Fulham.

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In terms of injuries, Crystal Palace have four players who will definitely miss out on their return fixture. However, outside of this, the Eagles have no fresh injury doubts.

Meanwhile, Fulham have just two confirmed absentees for their return Premier League fixture. Despite this, there are three more players who have doubts about their match fitness.

Crystal Palace injury news

There are no new injures in the Crystal Palace camp. Regardless, Sam Johnstone, James McArthur and Nathan Ferguson are all confirmed to miss out on the game against Fulham. Johnstone, in particular, will still be out for a while - he’s expected to be back fit in early February.

Additionally, Marc Guehi will miss out after accumulating five yellow cards over the course of the season. He’ll be available for selection again when Palace play Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve.

Fulham injury news

Fulham have just two players who will definitely miss their Boxing Day game. They are Manor Solomon and Neeskens Kebano, the latter of which will be out long term after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon back in November.

Outside of these two, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Layvin Kurzawa and Antonee Robinson are all facing late fitness tests ahead of the game on December 26. Losing Mitrovic in particular would be a massive blow to the Cottagers - he’s Fulham’s top goalscorer this season, with nine goals in 12 Premier League games.