Picking the Best Potential Crystal Palace Lineup to Face Burnley on Saturday

​Crystal Palace host ​Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, where they will hope to bounce back from defeat at Brighton in the FA Cup on Monday night. 


The Eagles have a few injury concerns ahead of the game with Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp added to an ever growing injury list. 

Goalkeeper

  • Hennessey
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​Wayne Hennessey had started the last two league games, and kept his place for the FA Cup defeat in ​Brighton on Monday. It is expected that he will get the nod over Julian Speroni.  

Defence

  • Fosu-Mensah
    Fosu-Mensah 24
  • Tomkins
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  • Kelly
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  • van Aanholt
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Timothy ​Fosu-Mensah, James Tomkins and Martin Kelly all played in ​Crystal Palace's​ 2-1 win over Southampton in their last ​Premier League game. 


Jeffrey Schlupp picked up an injury in the game against Brighton, and is very unlikely to be available for the Eagles. Patrick Van Aanholt is his most likely to deputise at left back.

Midfield

  • Milivojevic
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  • McArthur
    McArthur18
  • Zaha
    Zaha11
  • Cabaye
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  • Sako
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​Again, just one change in the midfield from Palace's last league game at Southampton. Milivojevic and McArthur are likely to be the two sitting just in front of the back four, while Zaha and Cabaye should keep their places on the left and in the middle respectively. 


Another casualty of the FA Cup game was Andros Townsend, who is unlikely to have recovered in time for this game. Bakary Sako should have put himself in the frame for a start with a goal in the ​2-1 defeat at Brighton.

Forwards

  • Benteke
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​Christian Benteke will likely be given the role as a lone striker. The Belgian has been in poor form this season, having only scored one goal. He is in desperate need of another goal, and Roy Hodgson will hope that providing the service is right, Benteke will be able to find his scoring boots again sometime soon. 

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