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Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Brentford - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Vieira on the touchline
Vieira on the touchline / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Crystal Palace make the short trip across London to face Brentford as Patrick Vieira's side look to haul themselves up the Premier League table.

The Eagles were made to pay for a sluggish start at Carrow Road in midweek when they had to settle for a point against Norwich after Teemu Pukki's opener inside 90 seconds.

Wilfried Zaha marked his return to the side with a well-taken strike on the hour mark to restore parity, but the winger spurned the chance to move Palace above Leicester in 12th table when he missed a spot-kick three minutes later.

Nevertheless, here's how the Eagles could line up.


Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Brentford - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Crystal Palace v Norwich City - Premier League
Guehi in defence / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Vicente Guaita (GK) - The 35-year-old has been restored to the side after briefly losing his place to Jack Butland.

Joel Ward (RB) - A dependable figure in the Palace backline and offers balance with Mitchell bombing forward on the opposite flank.

Joachim Andersen (CB) - His diagonal passes from defence help Palace cut open opponents.

Marc Guehi (CB) - Palace are undoubtedly a more sturdy outfit with the former Chelsea man alongside Andersen in defence.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - Blossoming into such a well-rounded full-back at only 22 years old.

2. Midfielders

Will Hughes
Hughes has been an excellent addition for Crystal Palace / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Conor Gallagher (CM) - Palace fans will be desperate to tie down the Chelsea midfielder on a permanent deal.

Will Hughes (CM) - Faces stiff competition with Kouyate returning from the Africa Cup of Nations, but the former Watford man has performed excellently this season.

Jeffrey Schlupp (CM) - A dynamic presence as a No.8 in midfield, capable of linking effectively on the left hand side.

3. Forwards

Michael Olise
Olise is one of the most exciting players in the division / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Michael Olise (RW) - Vieira has fully unleashed the 20-year-old and the Eagles boss is reaping the benefits.

Jean-Philippe Mateta (ST) - The perfect hybrid between Benteke and Edouard as a No.9.

Wilfried Zaha (LW) - Made amends for his botched spot kick in midweek with a terrific strike to level proceedings for Palace.

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

You can read Brentford's predicted lineup here.

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