Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has opted to rotate his options after a draining Boxing Day win over Liverpool, with Alvaro Negredo dropped in favour of Edin Dzeko, while the recovering Pablo Zabaleta is also pushed to the bench in favour of Dedryck Boyata.
Crystal Palace’s midweek hero Dwight Gayle does not make Tony Pulis’ starting XI with Cameron Jerome preferred, and he will be reliant on the support of Jason Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie.
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) December 28, 2013
Palace team to play @MCFC: Speroni, Mariappa, Gabbidon, Delaney, Parr, Ward, Jedinak, Bannan, Puncheon, Bolasie, Jerome.
— Crystal Palace FC (@Official_CPFC) December 28, 2013