Patrick Vieira confirms Crystal Palace injury concern before Chelsea
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has, on Sunday evening, provided an update on the wellbeing of Eagles defender Tyrick Mitchell.
Palace, of course, marked their return to Premier League action earlier today, making the trip to the King Power Stadium for a meeting with Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City.
Late in the first-half of action, however, the capital outfit’s chances were dealt something of a blow.
This came upon Tyrick Mitchell, just weeks on from being rewarded for his stellar recent form with a first senior England call-up, limping out of proceedings with what appeared to be a calf problem.
Speaking during his post-match media duties at the King Power, it therefore came as little surprise when Patrick Vieira was drawn on the fitness of his in-form left-back.
And Palace’s boss went on to confirm that Mitchell indeed ‘felt something in his calf’, placing the 22-year-old in early doubt to feature in the club’s FA Cup semi-final showdown with Chelsea next weekend.
Tyrick Mitchell is an early doubt for the FA Cup semi-final. “He felt something on his calf,” said Vieira. “So, we do not want, of course, to take any, any risk. And that’s why we make a decision just to take him off. But we’d have to wait tomorrow to see how bad it is.” #CPFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) April 10, 2022
Lookman amongst the goals
Turning attentions back towards the action itself in the midlands this afternoon, Palace, in the end, saw a five-game unbeaten run across all competitions brought to a firm end.
This came as strikes on the part of Ademola Lookman and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall assured that Wilfried Zaha’s 2nd-half finish proved little more than a consolation, guiding Leicester three points clear of the Eagles in the Premier League table.
When you hit a ball as cleanly as this, there’s only one possible outcome 🥵
Nothing but net for Leicester’s Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.
A simply breathtaking goal on his left.
Watch the match back 📲 https://t.co/Lw4u09XTyo#PL #OptusSport pic.twitter.com/ZfVcwKJxzH
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