Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur - FA Cup 4th round

Crystal Palace vs Fulham: Roy Hodgson's Best Available Eagles Lineup

Crystal Palace are back in league action at Selhurst Park, when they welcome Fulham to South London on Saturday afternoon.


Last time they were at home the Eagles pulled off a remarkable 2-0 win over Tottenham in the FA Cup, securing their spot in the fifth round.


Roy Hodgson's only absence is Pape Souare, who remains sidelined for the near future.


Here's a look at the best potential Crystal Palace lineup to face Fulham on Saturday.

1. Goalkeeper and Defenders

Julian Speroni (GK) - Although Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey are once again available, it looks like Speroni will keep his place in goal. The 39-year-old has come into the Eagles side recently, producing a man of the match performance against Spurs in the FA Cup.


Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB) - Arguably one of Palace's standout players this season, Wan-Bissaka has been brilliant throughout the campaign. He has made up the back four on 25 occasions, getting two assists as well.


Mamadou Sakho (CB) - Sakho has been solid at the back this season, and is certain to start on Saturday. He has made 23 appearances this season, though is yet to register a goal or assist from centre back.


James Tomkins (CB) - It will likely be Tomkins to partner Sakho in the middle of defence, as he has done so often this season. The Englishman has played 20 times this season, registering a goal and an assist in the process.


Patrick van Aanholt (LB) - van Aanholt has been ever-present in Palace's defence this season, having made 25 appearances. The Dutch international will also be searching for his third goal of the season when Fulham visit Selhurst Park.

2. Midfielders

James McArthur (CM) - The Scotsman is one of three central midfielders Roy Hodgson is likely to deploy on Saturday. McArthur has made 23 appearances this season, and is likely to start at Selhurst Park.


Luka Milivojevic (CM) - Palace's captain has truly led by example this season, sitting at the heart of the team in almost every game. Milivojevic is the Eagles' second top goalscorer with six goals in his 25 appearances this campaign, and is an integral part of Hodgson's team.


Cheikhou Kouyate (CM) - Kouyate looks likely to make up Crystal Palace's midfield, as he his due to make his 25th appearance of the season. The Senegalese midfielder has been influential since joining from West Ham, as he offers good defensive cover to the team.

3. Forwards

Andros Townsend (RW) - Townsend is certain to start against Fulham at Selhurst Park. He is currently their top goalscorer this season, with seven goals and two assists in 28 games. having played every game this season for the Eagles.


Jordan Ayew (ST) - As Crystal Palace's striker problems continue, Ayew seems the most likely to get the nod up front. He scored his first goal of the season earlier this month, having scored in the Eagles' 2-0 win over Wolves at Molineux.


Wilfried Zaha (LW) - Although often considered as Palace's star man, Zaha has failed to score since September in a 1-0 win over Huddersfield. The Ivorian will need to produce a big performance on Saturday, as he hopes to score against Fulham again like he did in August.