Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira is speaking to the media this afternoon ahead of Thursday night’s Premier League clash with Everton at Goodison Park.
The Eagles picked up a point on the road at Aston Villa last time out and head to Merseyside still in with a chance of recording just their second-ever top half finish in the Premier League. To do that they’ll have to beat Everton for a third time this season, having already overcome them twice in south London in the league and FA Cup.
The Toffees still have their top-flight status to fight for though having failed to move clear of the drop zone when they lost 3-2 to Brentford on Sunday afternoon. Jarrad Branthwaite and Salomon Rondon both received red cards in that game meaning neither can face Palace, while Lampard is also dealing with several injuries that leave him short of options, especially at the back.
Vieira confirmed on Sunday that winger Michael Olise would miss the rest of the season with an injury. He should provide more news on that this afternoon and provide updates for both James McArthur and Vicente Guaita.
Crystal Palace reporter Mark Wyatt will be among those putting questions to Vieira in Beckenham this afternoon. Follow along to everything the manager has to say using the live blog below.