CHERRIES’ upcoming opponents Crystal Palace will be without two key players for next week’s clash between the two sides, with Cheick Doucoure and Eberechi Eze sustaining injuries.

Both players picked up different issues during the Eagles’ 2-1 defeat to Luton Town on Saturday, with Doucoure set to be out for up to four months after an Achilles injury.

The midfielder suffered the issue in innocuous circumstances, slipping whilst passing the ball. Whilst the Malian international tried to continue, he was forced off shortly afterwards.

Eze’s injury is far more short-term, but is still expected to keep him out of Palace’s clash with Cherries.

The winger was brought down by Luton’s Gabriel Osho, the defender landing on his ankle.

It is believed the 25-year-old will be out for four weeks, effectively ruling him out of Palace’s December fixtures.

Cherries visit Selhurt Park to face Palace on Wednesday, December 6.