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Eze and Mitchell start, Zaha returns: Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs West Brom

Crystal Palace will want to snap their losing streak when they travel to the Hawthorns to take on Premier League strugglers West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.

Roy Hodgson’s side have suffered back-to-back defeats which has seen them slip to 15th in the table, although they are seven points above the relegation zone.

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First-team trio Connor Wickham, Nathan Ferguson and Wayne Hennessey have been ruled out due to injury.

However, Palace have been handed a major boost ahead of today’s game, as Hodgson has confirmed Wilfried Zaha is back having missed the last two matches after testing positive for coronavirus.

Here, Football Fancast has worked on a predicted starting line-up for this afternoon, which sees Hodgson make three changes to the team that lost to Newcastle.


Maybe Jack Butland could come in, but we’re backing Vicente Guaita to keep his place in goal for the Eagles this afternoon, as he has been trusted with the gloves for every single Premier League game so far this season.

Hodgson will likely name a mostly-unchanged back four to face the Baggies but Tyrick Mitchell has been so strong since the start of the season that we reckon the young left-back will replace Patrick van Aanholt in the starting line-up.

Sunday’s game may come too soon for Nathan Ferguson, who is working his way back to fitness as he is currently recovering from surgery.

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Luka Milivojevic is available for selection once again after serving his three-match ban, although the club captain is unlikely to start, with Jairo Riedewald resuming his burgeoning partnership with James McArthur in the midfield.

The Palace boss has a big call to make upfront given Michy Batshuayi’s lack of form through the middle, so Jeffrey Schlupp could lead the line after he started the defeat to Newcastle.

Zaha has been cleared to play, which means he will most likely slot into place alongside Schlupp at the top of the pitch. The £9m-rated Jordan Ayew will have to drop to the bench as a result.

AND in other news, Crystal Palace must make cut-throat Mamadou Sakho decision amid Real Betis links

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