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Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Burnley - Premier League

Max Parsons
Crystal Palace got their first Premier League win of 2022 last time out
Crystal Palace got their first Premier League win of 2022 last time out / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Crystal Palace entertain Burnley at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, fresh from securing their first Premier League victory of 2022.

Their 4-1 thumping of Watford at Vicarage Road was their first in the league since beating Norwich 3-0 on 28 December - since which Patrick Vieira had embarked on a run of six fixtures without a win. Things move quickly in football, however, and they'll now look for a consecutive Premier League wins against a Burnley side that has just won two on the trot themselves.

Here's how Vieira could set up his side.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Tyrick Mitchell
Ever-present / Paul Harding/GettyImages

Jack Butland (GK) - Vicente Guaita will likely remain absent with his knee injury, so Butland should continue here.

Nathaniel Clyne (RB) - A knock has kept Joel Ward out of the side for their last two outings, and he may be out of contention once more here.

Joachim Andersen (CB) - The Dane is set for a tenth consecutive Premier League start this weekend.

Marc Guehi (CB) - In what should be an unchanged back four for the hosts, Guehi will surely start for a 26th time this term.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - Still hasn't missed a single Crystal Palace fixture this campaign, and doesn't seem to be slowing down after registering his second assist of the season last time out.

2. Midfielders

Conor Gallagher
Conor Gallagher was back in the scoresheet last time out / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Cheikhou Kouyate (DM) - In what could be a slight reshuffle in midfield, the AFCON champion may be moved to the base of midfield for this one.

Conor Gallagher (CM) - His strike last time out made it 11 goal involvements in 22 Premier League appearances this season - will inevitably start again this weekend.

James McArthur (CM) - Made an impact with an assist after coming off the bench at Watford and, although Will Hughes has been fantastic for the Eagles in recent months, McArthur could return to the XI for this one.

3. Forwards

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha scored a brace last time out / Eddie Keogh/GettyImages

Michael Olise (RW) - Enjoying a brilliant development in his maiden Premier League campaign and should be set for a third consecutive start here.

Jean-Philippe Mateta (ST) - His goal at Watford last time out should be enough to keep Odsonne Edouard and Christian Benteke out of the side.

Wilfried Zaha (LW) - His late brace in midweek brought his goal tally to eight for the season and, although he lacks the sort of consistency that could take him to the next level, he remains absolutely crucial to this club.


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