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Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Norwich - Premier League

Jamie Spencer
Crystal Palace are looking to end 2021 on a high
Crystal Palace are looking to end 2021 on a high / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Crystal Palace will bring the calendar year to a close by hosting Norwich at Selhurst Park in the Premier League on Tuesday afternoon.

Patrick Vieira will still be missing from the dugout because of Covid-19 isolation, while several players are also unavailable for selection.

But the Eagles will still be expected to win and this is the team that could play...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Jack Butland is getting an extended run in the side
Jack Butland is getting an extended run in the side / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Jack Butland (GK) - Has suddenly been favoured over Vicente Guaita for the last two Premier League games, which suggests he could start here too.

Joel Ward (RB) - More or less an automatic choice at right-back. Has even captained the side in three of his last four appearances.

Marc Guehi (CB) - Likely to come back into the side after being rested for the Spurs game.

James Tomkins (CB) - Should keep his place to partner Guehi, which would mean Joachim Andersen missing out.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - Was replaced by Nathan Ferguson in the final moments against Spurs but likely to return from the start here.


2. Midfielders

Palace fans will be looking to Conor Gallagher
Palace fans will be looking to Conor Gallagher / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Conor Gallagher (CM) - As top scorer so far this season, he will be key here if Palace are to get an important win to end the calendar year.

Cheikhou Kouyate (CM) - Set for his 10th consecutive Premier League start since a brief spell out of the starting XI in October.

Will Hughes (CM) - In line to continue his run in the team in light of the expected absence of Luka Milovojevic.


3. Forwards

Jean-Philippe Mateta is in line to start
Jean-Philippe Mateta is in line to start / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Jordan Ayew (RW) - Two direct goal contributions in Palace's last two home games stand him in good stead ahead of this one.

Jean-Philippe Mateta (ST) - Covid-19 absences and the suspension of Wilfried Zaha have severely limited Palace's attacking options, handing a very rare start to the Frenchman.

Odsonne Edouard (LW) - Won't be keen to play on the left but the situation deems it necessary.


You can read 90min's preview of Crystal Palace vs Norwich here.

You can read Norwich's predicted lineup here.


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