Palace have been plagued by injuries all season, but have once again staved off the threat of relegation under Hodgson and look all-but certain to finish in mid-table.
Among the players back in training are Jeffrey Schlupp, Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins, while Gary Cahill is expected to be fit to face the Foxes despite what Hodgson called a “minor problem”.
“We’ve got a lot of players back, good news,” Hodgson said in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“Schlupp, Sakho and Tomkins are training. As big a group for a long time. [James] McArthur isn’t back yet, Cahill has a minor problem but we’re hoping he’ll be back in time for Monday.
“[Connor] Wickham and [Nathan] Ferguson are out training but not with the squad yet. Strange that I can name them so quickly!”
Palace predicted XI: Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Riedewald, Milivojevic; Ayew, Eze, Zaha; Benteke