Andros Townsend to lead the line? – Predicted 4-4-2 Crystal Palace XI to face Leicester City


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Predicted Crystal Palace XI to face Leicester City in the Premier League

Crystal Palace put up an impressive display against West Ham last week but the Eagles slumped to a 3-2 defeat and they will be up against it once again when they play host to Leicester City on Saturday.

Roy Hodgson men have managed to win only a single game at Selhurst Park this season and the Eagles are currently hovering above the relegation zone.

Leicester suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Spurs last week but they will be the favourites to bag all three points against a struggling Palace outfit.

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Roy Hodgson has a few injuries to contend with for Saturday’s clash. Patrick van Aanholt suffered a shoulder injury in the last game and is doubtful to play a part this weekend while Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins are suspended for having picked up five yellow cards.

Conor Wickham and Scott Dann are yet to regain match fitness and their selection will be subject to a late fitness test.

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Formation: 4-4-2

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Predicted XI

1. Wayne Hennessey (GK)

The Welshman has made some good saves this season and has always been a reliable presence between the sticks.

2. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB)

The youngster has been one of the revelations of the season but Palace will need him to put in an improved shift after a slump in form in recent weeks.

3. Mamadou Sakho (CB)

The former Liverpool man has had a decent season so far and should be amongst the starters for this one as well.

4. Martin Kelly (CB)

Tomkins’ suspension might open the door for him to get a rare start.

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5. Jeffrey Schlupp (LB)

The Ghanaian should find himself in the eleven if van Aanholt doesn’t make it to the line-up this weekend.

6. Luka Milivojevic (CDM)

The Serb was unlucky to have his shot come back off the post in the last game but he has been below-par this season and Palace will need better things from him.

7. Max Meyer (LM)

He had a brilliant game against Burnley but couldn’t make much of an impact last week against West Ham and the Eagles will need him to rise to the occasion once again.

8. James McArthur (RM)

The Irishman scored in the last game but hasn’t really made much of a difference to the attacking play up front.

9. Cheikhou Kouyate (CDM)

The Senegalese international has looked really solid in central midfield and Hodgson should continue to rely on him.

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10. Jordan Ayew (ST)

The Swansea loanee will be expected to fill in the void left by Wilfried Zaha’s suspension.

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11. Andros Townsend (ST)

The Englishman has struggled for consistency this season and he will need to shoulder the responsibility of spearheading the attack in the absence of Zaha.

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