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Crystal Palace: Predicted Eagles XI to play Leicester on Monday

Crystal Palace return to Premier League action after a more than a two week break as they take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Monday evening.

The Eagles’ most recent outing ended in defeat, Chelsea running out emphatic 4-1 winners at Selhurst Park.

Could Palace boss Roy Hodgson make many changes from that clash?

We are expecting only a couple of alterations for the trip to the East-Midlands.

Vicente Guaita will predictably be in net, with there being good news and bad news for the defence stationed in front of him.

£65k per week defender Gary Cahill is a slight doubt after missing training but fellow centre-backs Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins have returned from their serious problems.

Will Palace beat Leicester on Monday?

Yes, three points back to Selhurst.

Yes, three points back to Selhurst.

Not this time.

Not this time.

It might be slightly too early to start each of them considering their long injury lay-offs so Scott Dann could earn a start as a consequence, his first since mid-February.

Meanwhile, there could be a slight alteration at left-back with Tyrick Mitchell coming in for Patrick van Aanholt. Former Fox Jeffrey Schlupp has also recently returned but the trip to the East-Midlands may come too soon for him.

Away from those slight alterations, the team should have a fairly familiar look to it.

Cheikhou Kouyate will be selected at centre-back, with Jairo Riedewald and Luke Milivojevic paired in the centre of the park as usual.

Eberechi Eze should be selected on one flank whilst the mercurial Wilfried Zaha, who has scored on six occasions against Leicester throughout his career so far, is a shoo-in to start.

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