Crystal Palace midfielder Mile Jedinak is nursing a sore back and his fitness will be assessed ahead of the visit of leaders Leicester.
Connor Wickham, James McArthur and Marouane Chamakh all remain sidelined by injuries.
Leicester’s Andy King is a doubt with the sickness bug that caused him to miss Monday’s win against Newcastle.
Fellow midfielder Matty James is not yet ready to a return from a cruciate knee ligament injury.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Jonathan Pearce: “Exactly a year ago Leicester were still bottom. But their 4-3 defeat at Spurs sparked the miracle. They won seven of nine games to stay up.
“Now, in one of the greatest football stories ever told, they can see the silverware shimmering. But they have to remain steadfast. If a remarkable year is bracketed with defeat, the wolves will be at the Foxes’ door.
“Palace shouldn’t beat them. They’re the only side in the country without a 2016 league win. Their home form is shocking.
“But they know that they could be in a real relegation fight by the time their FA Cup semi-final comes around. They need a win. I’ve a sneaky feeling they’ll get it.”
WHAT THE MANAGERS SAY
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardewbacks his side to derail Leicester’s title bid, as they did to Liverpool and Manchester City in the past two seasons: “It has been a banana-skin, this place, in the past and it’s typical of Crystal Palace
“Our history is littered with upsets against the odds, that’s what this club is about. Not one pundit thinks we’ll win, so that’s actually when Palace are good.
“It’s been almost the perfect season for them (Leicester) but it doesn’t always come all the way through, that perfect run. Maybe their blips are still to come.”
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri: “We have a tight-knit, wonderful dressing room and a team that works. However, we know we haven’t done anything yet.
“Everyone is rooting for us to win the Premier League. It’s incredible that a small club are punching above their weight like this in the big-money era.
“Now we’re going to fight to qualify for Europe. And if we stay up there, we’ll try to get into the Champions League and then go for the title. But we have to take it one step at a time.”
I don’t see Leicester winning all their remaining games and I just have a sneaking suspicion they will have a little hiccup here.
Crystal Palace remain on an awful run in the league but I watched them against Reading in the FA Cup last weekend and I think they can cause Leicester some problems.