Picking the Best Potential Crystal Palace Lineup to Face Stoke City on Saturday

​​Crystal Palace will consider their relegation survival bid all-but confirmed after a run of four straight games without defeat has seen the Eagles climb to 11th in the Premier League table. 


They travel to ​Stoke City for their next Premier League game in a clash which could determine the fate of the home side in their bid for survival. 


Here's how Palace could lineup on Saturday. 

Goalkeeper

  • Hennessey
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​Wayne Hennessey keeps his place in goal. 

Defence

  • Ward
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  • Tomkins
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  • Sakho
    Sakho12
  • van Aanholt
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​Roy Hodgson will be reluctant to make many changes to this Palace side which has been so successful recently. 


Scott Dann is ruled out for the season so James Tomkins and Mamadou Sakho could continue in central defence. Patrick van Aanholt was amongst the goals in Palace's 5-0 thrashing of Leicester City, bringing his league tally up to three for the season. 


Joel Ward could complete Palace's back four.

Midfield

  • McArthur
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  • Milivojevic
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  • Cabaye
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  • Loftus-Cheek
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​James McArthur and Ruben Loftus-Cheek both bagged a goal against Leicester and could continue to start in their less-familiar wider roles. 


Luka Milivojevic is Palace's top scorer in the ​Premier League this season with ten goals and has been a consistent performer for the Eagles. Yohan Cabaye could also keep his place in an unchanged midfield. 

Forwards

  • Townsend
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  • Zaha
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​Christian Benteke came off the bench against ​Leicester after continuing to comeback from injury. While the Belgian may be fit, Roy Hodgson may be reluctant to sway from his inform attacking line with confirmation of their relegation safety so close. 


Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha having been putting in a great shift up front after injuries ruled out a number of Palace's strikers. Zaha has four goals in his last four matches and has been hotly linked with a move to one of the Premier League's big clubs after a sensational run of form.