The Eagles might consider giving some of their youngsters game-time in the coming weeks.
The Austrian has stepped into Jan Vertonghen's role with relative ease.
The Scottish Premiership leaders are looking to bounce back after a disappointing week.
Everton will face West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The Frenchman is not ruling out a great escape for Aston Villa.
L'Equipe compared him to Porto and Algeria legend Rabah Madjer.
Manuel Pellegrini's side are set to be boosted by their influential captain's return for the clash between two of the Premier League's title contenders.
Celtic signed Colin Kazim-Richards from Feyenoord on transfer deadline day.
The pair have been in great form for Sheffield United and Swindon Town.
Chelsea will take on Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday evening.