Sakho To Miss Crystal Palace’s Final Games – Allardyce

Sam AllardyceSam Allardyce has confirmed that Mamadou Sakho will miss Crystal Palace’s remaining two games in the English Premier League.

The 27-year-old defender has not played since being stretchered off during Palace’s 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on April 26.

Allardyce’s side sit three points above the relegation zone, ahead of Sunday’s match against Hull City, while they travel to Manchester United for their final game of the season.

Sakho, who is on loan at Palace from Liverpool, has been a firm success at Selhurst Park.

He was named on the club’s shortlist for Fans’ Player of the Year, despite featuring only eight times.

Lukaku Voted Premier League Player Of The Month

Lukaku Voted Premier League Player Of The Month
Courtesy: chelseaseason.com

Romelu Lukaku’s four goals in March have earned the Everton striker the Premier League Player of the Month award.

Lukaku received the accolade after moving to the top of the scoring chart, taking his tally to 21 strikes for the season with three deadly performances.

He finished March with two goals in a 4-0 triumph over Hull City, making him the first Everton player in history to reach 20 goals in a single Premier League season.

The 23-year-old Belgian claimed the prize ahead of Artur Boruc and Joshua King of Bournemouth, Nathan Redmond of Southampton, Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho and Liverpool midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum.

Klopp May Go Shopping Because Of Injuries

liverpool-kloppLiverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, admits the club’s worsening injury situation in central defence may force him to go shopping in the January transfer market.

Liverpool defeated Stoke 1-0 in their Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at the Britannia on Tuesday but the victory came at a cost as Philippe Coutinho, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure all suffered injuries.

Coutinho limped off with a hamstring injury in the 18th minute, while Lovren left 10 minutes before half-time with a similar complaint.

With Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho also side lined, Klopp is now seriously thinking about bringing in options for the defence.