Crystal Palace - Colchester United team news - Carabao Cup 2019-20 preview

Crystal Palace vs Colchester United
Carabao Cup 2019-20, second round
Venue: Selhurst Park
Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Kick-off time: 7:45pm BST

Crystal Palace will look to avoid a sizeable upset when they host fourth-tier Colchester United in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

Roy Hodgson's men approach the contest at Selhurst Park with renewed confidence after Patrick van Aanholt's late goal at the weekend secured a first victory over Manchester United in the Premier League era.

It was the perfect tonic for Palace, who had yet to score a goal this season before their trip to Old Trafford, with an opening day stalemate against Everton followed by a 1-0 defeat by newly-promoted Sheffield United.

Opponents Colchester also claimed a much-needed first league win of the season on Saturday, with Luke Norris' second-half penalty sinking Northampton Town.

John McGreal's 17th-place side had drawn two and lost two of their opening four matches in League Two, though did claim a first Carabao Cup victory since 2010 earlier this month, with goals from Tom Eastman, Courtney Senior and Brandon Comley sealing an impressive 3-0 win over Swindon Town.

Tickets are available for this clash and you can buy yours here!
Kick-off is 7:45pm
The Fanzone is open from 5pm to home and away supporters
Home turnstiles open from 6:15pm and away sections open at 5:45pm
Travelling by public transport is highly recommended
Large bags are not permitted
Selhurst Park's food and drink outlets are cashless – bring your card
Report anti-social behaviour by texting 07507 477 669
You must upgrade any junior tickets to adult if an adult intends on using them
Supporters are strongly advised to buy tickets in advance
Read on for more…

Ticket information

Tickets are on general sale and can be bought here. Supporters are strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance and are reminded not to buy from touts. Tonight is the perfect occasion to bring the family, with under-12s able to attend for free.

If you’ve lost your ticket and require a re-print, please visit the Box Office window by entrance 9.

Visiting supporter (away fans) ticket collections must be picked up from the Ticket Office window by gate E4 (corner of Holmesdale Road and Park Road) from 5pm. Home fans can collect from the office by gate E9.

The Box Office will be open all day today.

Arrive early to avoid delays and enjoy great entertainment

Turnstiles for all general admission areas of the stadium open at 6:15pm. Premium hospitality guests are welcome from 5pm and away turnstiles open from 5:45pm.

All ticket holders are advised to arrive early at the stadium to accommodate enhanced security checks and are encouraged to have bought tickets in advance.

Ticket holders can access the Wright & Bright, Stephenson and Glaziers bars from 5:45pm.

The Selhurst Park Fanzone is the place to get you in the matchday mood. And with a variety of food and beverages available, it is the ultimate destination to begin your pre-match routine.

The Fanzone is directly outside the Main Stand and caters for 500 fans with a family friendly and fun atmosphere. It opens from 5pm, and is open to Palace and Colchester ticket holders on a first come, first served basis.

Our resident DJ Jay Knox will be playing the latest tunes throughout pre-match, club mascots Pete and Alice will be there to meet fans, and, as usual, there will be performances from The Crystals. 


Fans are strongly encouraged to use public transport.

The three nearest train stations to the stadium are Selhurst, Thornton Heath and Norwood Junction. Find out full details here.

Travelling from central London?

• London Victoria - Southern trains go directly to Selhurst station, followed by a short walk (40 minutes approx total journey time)

• London Bridge – Southern trains will go directly to Selhurst station on Sunday, followed by a short walk (50 mins approx total journey time)

• London Waterloo – Take any South Western train to Clapham Junction, then a Southern train to Selhurst station, followed by a short walk (45 mins approx total journey time)

• London Kings Cross – Take the Northern Line to London Bridge, then a Southern train to Selhurst station, followed by a short walk (60 mins approx total journey time)

• London Euston – Take the Northern Line to London Bridge, then a Southern train to Selhurst station, followed by a short walk (60 mins approx total journey time)

Please check the latest travel news, planned engineering works on local trains, and local roadworks/closures before departing for the match.


There is no public parking at the stadium. There are disabled badge holder parking bays in the Sainsbury’s car park, available on a first come, first served basis.

The Directors' Car Park is permit holders only and will be closing at 6:45pm. Its entrance can be found via Holmesdale Road.

Drivers may find suitable parking spaces by visiting driveway rental sites - JustPark, Your Parking Space or Primal Parking - at their own risk.

Food & drink

Selhurst Park’s food and drink concourses are cashless – so bring your payment card. Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted.

Get into the stadium early (from 6:15pm) to take advantage of the Early Bird offer of a cheeseburger or hot dog plus a beer for £7 (not available in the away concourses). This offer ends at 6:45pm.

The full menu can be viewed here and will be available on all public concourses. 

Ticket holders can access the Wright & Bright, Stephenson and Glaziers bars from 5:45pm.

Club Store & Box Office

The main Club Store and Box Office will be open from 9am until kick-off and then for an hour after full-time. 

The Club Store in the Fanzone is open from 5pm until kick-off, and also opens for an hour after the match.

Today's programme costs just £2.50 and contains an exclusive interview with Connor Wickham. Make sure to grab yours from vendors around the stadium or grab a digital copy here for just 99p!


Small bags are permitted into the stadium but will be searched. Large bags must be left at the Information Point by Entrance 9 (near the Fanzone), but must be collected 30 minutes after full-time.

No pyrotechnics are permitted inside Selhurst Park. Small umbrellas are permitted but larger ones are not.

SEE ALSO: Palace Preview: Eagles aiming to kick-start Carabao Cup v Colchester

To report any anti-social behaviour at Selhurst Park, fans should text 07507 477 669 (+44 7507 477 669) with as much relevant information as possible.

Need more information?

Click to read our comprehensive Matchday Guide for Palace fans and visiting supporters.

For all customer service enquiries, please get in touch with the team.

Enjoy the Game.
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