Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey and midfielder Joe Ledley are rated as doubtful ahead of Bournemouth’s visit to Selhurst Park.
Both players are struggling with knocks and the clash with the Cherries may come too soon for the duo.
If Hennessey is unavailable summer recruit Steve Mandanda could make his Premier League debut after making his first appearance for the club against Blackpool in the EFL Cup in midweek.
Wilfried Zaha is expected to be involved despite a rejected bid from Spurs but striker Christian Benteke may have to settle for a place on the bench as he is still short of full match fitness.
Provisional squad: Hennessey, Mandanda, Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Tomkins, Souare, Kelly, Dreher, Cabaye, Ledley, Boateng, Williams, Townsend, Zaha, Puncheon, Campbell, Benteke, Wickham, Appiah.