09 February 2019 04:32
MOST READ IN TV & SHOWBIZ Exclusive DODDY'S LAST LAUGH Sir Ken Dodd left wife £27.5m after marrying last-minute to beat taxman 'so hard' Katie Price says Harvey's 'like a 24st nightmare newborn' & is going into care Exclusive SCHER THING Jamie Redknapp asked Nicole Scherzinger for a date — but she turned him down Exclusive dan & out Danniella Westbrook kicked out of home after not paying £5k rent for 8 months 'ALL HAIL JUDITH' The Chase contestant wins £70k and gets standing ovation from The Vixen Exclusive THE PITS Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace: 'I grew out my body hair - it ruined my sex life & stank' When you come as a forward to a new club, if you can start by either scoring a goal or providing a good assist it's the best possible start you can have. "I'm just glad we have got the number of players now and the competition for places which I think will serve is in good stead in terms of our goalscoring going forward." Wilfried Zaha is available after appealing against an extra one-match amid the fallout of his sending off at Southampton and his return to the XI could result in a change from 4-4-2 to 4-3-3 thus leaving Batshuayi, Benteke and Jordan Ayew battling it out for that lone centre forward role. Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson remains optimistic that Wilfried Zaha will succeed in his appeal against a further one-match ban for being sent off at Southampton. But Hodgson said: "A one-match ban, which he's already served, was more than sufficient punishment for the event, and we made that clear at the commission. "(Batshuayi's) settled in surprisingly well; we're lucky we have players who know him and speak French like he does.
Roy Hodgson remains optimistic that Wilfried Zaha will succeed in his appeal against a further one-match ban for being sent off during Crystal Palace's draw at Southampton. But Hodgson said: "A one-match ban, which he's already served, was more than sufficient punishment for the event, and we made that clear at the commission. James Tomkins (right) misses Palace's game against West Ham with a calf strain Palace host West Ham on Saturday without the injured James Tomkins, who misses out against his former team. Michy Batshuayi is also in contention to start, having interested West Ham before his arrival on loan at Palace. "[Batshuayi's] settled in surprisingly well; we're lucky we have players who know him and speak French like he does.
Wilfried Zaha will surely return for Palace after his initial one-game ban as the Eagles look to fly further away from the relegation zone by recording back-to-back wins for only the second time this season. Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "It was a good game [last time the teams met]. We're putting that right and it's good to have so many players who can come on to the field and score a goal, maybe the winning goal." West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini: "I think that Crystal Palace has a very good squad, not only a team. Crystal Palace have won their past two home games in the league and FA Cup but their results at Selhurst Park have been iffy this season, and I think a draw is the most likely outcome here. Palace are without a win in their last four home games against West Ham (D1, L3).
But it seems that Jamie Redknapp, 45, has had his eye on Nicole Scherzinger, 40, since reports emerged that she had split from professional tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, 27 Sorry Jamie: According to a report Jamie Redknapp, 45, recently asked Nicole Scherzinger, 40, out on a date, but his advances have so far been rejected by the star All eyes on Nicole: The report claims that the former footballer has had his eye on the singer, since reports emerged that she had split from professional tennis player Grigor Dimitrov, 27 Timing: A source told The Sun: 'Jamie has been very keen on Nicole but would never have tried it on when she was with Grigor' Meanwhile Louise Redknapp, 44, recently revealed she's still 'best friends' with ex-husband Jamie, and confessed she still finds it tough dealing with their split. Sounds like Jamie Redknapp has been pied by Nicole Scherzinger (Picture: Getty Images) Jamie Redknapp has been turned down by Nicole Scherzinger after asking her out on a date. Jamie tried to make a move on the Pussycat Doll via mutual friends of the pair, but given that Nicole has just recently split from ex-boyfriend and tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov, dating isn't exactly high on her list of priorities right now. Nicole reportedly turned down Jamie when he asked her out as she is still getting over her split from ex Grigor (Picture: FilmMagic) 'Since their split, he expressed an interest in dating her, but the time isn't right for Nicole. Speaking to Jamie Theakston and Lucy Horobin on Heart Breakfast, Louise said: 'Yeah, it's been really tough, but I mean, you know, he's my best friend.