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In feedback cited by the Yorkshire Night Submit, Patrick Vieira revealed that Joachim Andersen missed his aspect’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon because of a calf harm picked up in coaching the day prior.
The 46-year-old additionally went on to state that Nathaniel Clyne – who was pressured off within the first half after colliding with Thiago Silva – was instantly despatched to hospital following his withdrawal from the match.
Concerning the right-back’s knock, Vieira stated: “I didn’t have the possibility to talk with the physician but. The factor I do know is that he went right away to the hospital.”
The previous France worldwide then added on the centre-back’s present situation: “He skilled with us [on Friday] morning and he felt one thing on his calf. That’s why he wasn’t concerned [on Saturday].”
Excellent news for Marsch
Contemplating how vital part of the Palace aspect each Andersen and Clyne have been thus far this season, Vieira’s suggestion that the defensive duo could possibly be doubts for the go to of Leeds this weekend is undoubtedly excellent news for Jesse Marsch and his aspect.
Certainly, Andersen has been extremely vital for the Eagles since signing and has demonstrated as a lot this time period of their six Premier League fixtures thus far.
The £26m-rated centre-back has been in imperious type, serving to his aspect preserve one clear sheet and scoring one aim, in addition to making a mean of 1.7 tackles, 1.5 interceptions, 9.8 clearances and profitable 6.0 duels – at a hit charge of 71% – per sport.
These returns have seen the Denmark worldwide common a merely sensational SofaScore match score of 7.38, not solely rating him as Palace’s greatest performer within the league but additionally because the Seventeenth-best participant within the prime flight as a complete in 2022/23.
Moreover, the Dane was capable of preserve a sure Kylian Mbappe quiet over the worldwide break, forming a part of a defence that stored a shut out in a shocking 2-0 win.
As for Clyne’s six league fixtures this time period, the 31-year-old full-back has made a mean of 1.3 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 0.5 key passes and profitable 2.2 duels – at a hit charge of 54% – per sport.
As such, ought to both Andersen or Clyne be dominated out of Sunday’s assembly, it’s clear to see that it will come as an enormous enhance to the Whites’ probabilities of taking all three factors again to Elland Highway – a outcome Marsch shall be determined for in an effort to deliver an finish to his aspect’s present four-match winless streak.