Journalist drops potential injury complaint of Joachim Andersen at CPFC


Journalist Tom Barclay said Joachim Andersen could to recover for Crystal Palacetrip to Manchester United this weekend.


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Andersen missed the Eagles’ last game of them Premier League games with a hamstring injury, but Barclay hasn’t ruled out the possibility of him appearing at Old Trafford.

How did Palace fare without Andersen?

Palace had a generally productive season under Patrick Vieira, but when Andersen didn’t play they struggled.

Vieira’s team have lost four times in the league, including three without the Danish international in the starting XI; the other being at Anfield.

Palace had seven unbeaten, but they have suffered since Andersen suffered a hamstring injury ahead of last weekend’s game with Aston Villa.

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Seeing their unbeaten run come to an end after a 2-1 loss on Saturday, Palace suffered heartache at Leeds three days later to lose back-to-back games for the first time under Vieira.

Palace had defended well for long stretches at Elland Road, but were hit with a late punch as Liam Cooper won a penalty which Raphinha calmly sent out.

It doesn’t get any easier for Palace, who travel to Old Trafford on Sunday in what could be Ralf Rangnick’s first game as United manager.

But in better news, Barclay said there was a possibility that Andersen might be available.

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What did Barclay say?

When asked for an update on Andersen, he told GIVEMESPORT: “He might even be back for the weekend. But we’ll see that. He’s fitted in really well, he’s got a great cast, a powerful player, he can defend too.”

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Will Andersen return directly to the squad against United?

James Tomkins didn’t necessarily do a bad job in Andersen’s absence, producing WhoScored ratings of 6.42, which was fifth in the Palace ranks against Aston Villa and 6.30 against Leeds, which was eighth.

Still, Marc Guehi and Andersen have forged a brilliant partnership, which should allow the Dane to return directly to Vieira’s roster.

Palace have lost only one of the 12 games Andersen has started this season, so his return would be a huge boost for Vieira after two difficult results.

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