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Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Arsenal - Premier League

Max Parsons
Crystal Palace enjoyed a brilliant FA Cup win last time out
Crystal Palace enjoyed a brilliant FA Cup win last time out / Christopher Lee/GettyImages
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Crystal Palace face a tough test to continue their unbeaten run on Monday night as they host Arsenal in the Premier League.

Patrick Vieira has seen his players go six outings without defeat, boasting two wins and two draws in their previous four league outings before most recently thumping Everton 4-0 to seal a semi-final spot in the FA Cup.

Getting back to league matters, they face an Arsenal side in barnstorming form, having only lost Premier League games to Manchester City and Liverpool since early December and boasting six victories in their previous seven league outings. Here's how Vieira could set out his side against his former club.


Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Arsenal - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Nathaniel Clyne
Nathaniel Clyne has impressed in Joel Ward's absence / Malcolm Couzens/GettyImages

Vicente Guaita (GK) - With two consecutive Premier League clean sheets behind him, the 35-year-old is in search of double figures.

Nathaniel Clyne (RB) -
Joel Ward has had to settle for being an unused substitute for the two games since his return from injury, with Clyne impressing with the opportunity he's been granted.

Joachim Andersen (CB) -
Performing well under Vieira and should be in line for a 13th successive league start.

Marc Guehi (CB) -
Impressed on England duty during the international break and will inevitably come straight back in to skipper the side here.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - Has missed just eight minutes of Premier League action all season.

2. Midfielders

Conor Gallagher, Will Hughes
A dependable and quality midfield partnership / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Cheikhou Kouyate (DM) - The tenacious and subtly effective Senegalese should be set for a fourth consecutive start after important showings against Wolves, Manchester City and Everton in recent weeks.

Conor Gallagher (CM) -
The glorious talent is in fine individual form - as he has been throughout the campaign - and will surely start this weekend.

Will Hughes (CM) -
Has been a pivotal figure in the Palace side ever since Vieira initially gave him the chance to prove himself back in early December.

3. Forwards

Crystal Palace v Everton: The Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final
Ebere Eze could be given a start here / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Jordan Ayew (RW) - There should be some reshuffling in the front line with Michael Olise likely to be absent through injury, so the ever-reliable Ayew could return.

Jean-Philippe Mateta (ST) -
Seems to be the favoured line-leading option these days, looking for four strikes in seven outings this weekend.

Ebere Eze (LW) -
Wilfried Zaha is also likely to be out of contention, possibly giving Ebere Eze just a second Premier League start since recovering from injury - although Odsonne Edouard is also an option.


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