Picking the Best Potential Crystal Palace Lineup to Face Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday

​Brighton welcome Crystal Palace to the Amex Stadium on Tuesday night for an eagerly anticipated Premier League clash dubbed the 'M23 derby'. 


​Palace have endured a frustrating season as they sit in 14th place and four points above the foot of the table. Good performances have not translated into points and they have had a real issue finding the back of the net - only Cardiff have scored fewer than the London side this campaign. However, after beating struggling Burnley 2-0 at the weekend they should be heading down the M23 with renewed confidence.

Here's a look at how they could lineup.

1. Goalkeeper & Defenders

Wayne Hennessey (GK) - The Welshman has solidified his spot as the number one this season and has performed well since Vicente Guaita was brought in during the summer to provide competition.


Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) - A promising talent for Palace and developing into a potential England international. The youngster has been one of the team's best performers this season and will be looking to keep Brighton's  wingers quiet.


James Tomkins (CB) - Has formed a stable partnership with Sakho in the absence of Scott Dann, the centre back will need to be on his game Tuesday's night to keep Glenn Murray at bay.


Mamadou Sakho  (CB) - A defender who never fills you with total confidence, but on his day can be immense. He can be somewhat erratic but the south London side will be hoping for a top performance against their rivals.


Patrick van Aanholt (LB) - A real attacking threat for Palace, the fans favourite has linked up with Wilfried Zaha to good effect in recent weeks, and is known for popping up with a few goals too.

2. Midfielders

Luka Milivojevic (DM) - Another fan favourite after signing in the January transfer window in 2017 from Olympiakos. A strong midfielder who likes a tackle - is also Palace's trusted penalty taker and scored two against Arsenal earlier this season.


Cheikhou Kouyate (CM) - A strong player with a fantastic engine, surprised many by moving from West Ham in the summer for just £9m - a snip in the current market - and has proved a bargain with his performances in recent games.


James McArthur (CM) -  Into his fifth season in London now, McArthur has built himself a reputation of consistency and will be trusted to nullify the threat from Brighton on Tuesday night. McArthur gets through a lot of the 'unnoticed' work for this Palace side.


Max Meyer (AM) - A real coup for Palace after managing to sign the German on a free from Schalke in the summer. He is the club's highest earner - above Wilfried Zaha - and put in a performance against Burnley which demonstrated why.

3. Forwards

Andros Townsend (ST) - Townsend has played as more of a striker this season following the injury to Christian Benteke. The Englishman scored stunners against Chelsea and Burnley in recent weeks and seems to be relishing playing in an advanced role.


Wilfried Zaha  (ST) - The main man. Seems to be involved in everything good that Palace do. He will be looking to cause the Brighton centre-back pairing problems with his pace and trickery. Returning to the ground he scored a brace on to send Palace to the play-off final back in 2013.