Roy Hodgson

Predicted Crystal Palace line-up to face Brighton in the Premier League

Crystal Palace will host Brighton & Hove Albion at Selhurst Park in what could turn out to be a mouthwatering M23 derby on Saturday.

The Eagles are in excellent form at the moment, having won four out of their last six games in all competitions, drawing and losing one apiece.

On Saturday, Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace will face rivals Brighton, who are coming on the back of a really crucial 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Huddersfield Town.

Team News

Mamadou Sakho has undergone a successful knee surgery, while Pape Souare is ruled out till mid-March with a shoulder problem.

Probable Crystal Palace XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Wayne Hennessey (GK)

Hennessey was recalled into the starting XI against Burnley and he did extremely well. He will have to be sharp again on Saturday.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB)

He has been one of the best players for Palace this season. The young gun should start again on Saturday.

James Tomkins

James Tomkins (CB)

Strong in the air and robust in the tackle, Tomkins will have to be at the top of his game to keep the Brighton attackers at bay.

Scott Dann (CB)

Dann is an experienced player who should partner Tomkins in central defence to stop the visitors’ attackers at the weekend.

Patrick van Aanholt (LB)

Van Aanholt is fantastic going forward but remains suspect when it comes to defending. Yet, he’ll start at left-back.

Luka Milivojevic (CDM)

Milivojevic’s presence in front of the backline keeps the Eagles ticking all over. He is an asset to the team.

Luka Milivojevic

James McArthur (RCM)

McArthur adds a lot of energy and intensity to the Crystal Palace engine room. He could be picked ahead of Meyer against the Seagulls.

Jeffrey Schlupp (LCM)

A nippy attacker, Schlupp will look to continue his good form and help the Eagles win the M23 derby.

Wilfried Zaha (LW)

Palace’s talisman, Zaha is one of the Premier League’s fearsome attackers and should start in his natural left-wing role on Saturday.

Wilfried Zaha

Andros Townsend (RW)

Townsend has been an ever-present figure for Palace this season. He should be recalled into the starting XI by Hodgson.

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Michy Batshuayi (ST)

Batshuayi has quickly integrated into the Palace team, giving Hodgson’s men a focal point in the attack. The Belgian will start up front against Brighton.

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