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Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Norwich - Premier League

Tom Gott
Vieira needs a win
Vieira needs a win / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Crystal Palace will look to replicate their 3-0 victory over Norwich from back in December when the two sides butt heads once again on Wednesday.

Since that victory, Palace have endured somewhat of a slump and are without a win in their last three Premier League games, although narrow defeats to Liverpool and West Ham don't tell the whole story.

Here's how Patrick Vieira could set up for this one.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Joachim Andersen
Andersen should return to the lineup / Alex Pantling/GettyImages

Vicente Guaita (GK) - Guaita got a breather as Palace strolled past Hartlepool in the FA Cup and will return for this one.

Joel Ward (RB) - He probably needs a rest, but the limited right-back options in Palace's squad mean Ward will likely start again.

Joachim Andersen (CB) - Andersen sat out against Hartlepool so should be well-rested.

Marc Guehi (CB) - Fresh off bagging his third Palace goal, expect Guehi to retain his place in the squad.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - Young Tayo Adaramola is one to watch in this position, but for now, it's Mitchell's spot.

2. Midfielders

Conor Gallagher
Gallagher is a permanent starter / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Will Hughes (CM) - Hughes has taken Luka Milivojevic's spot at the base of Palace's midfield and can expect to start again here.

Conor Gallagher (CM) - One of the stars of the season so far, Gallagher will be the first name on the team sheet.

Jeffrey Schlupp (CM) - Vieira has preferred Schlupp in midfield in recent weeks.

3. Forwards

Wilfried Zaha
Zaha should be back from AFCON / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Michael Olise (RW) - Olise has finally claimed a starting spot under Vieira, and given his recent form, he's unlikely to lose it.

Odsonne Edouard (ST) - With three goals in his last four Premier League games, Edouard is almost a guaranteed starter.

Wilfried Zaha (LW) - Zaha was given extra time off after the Africa Cup of Nations but should be back around the squad for this one.


Read 90min's full Norwich vs Crystal Palace preview here

Read Norwich's predicted lineup here

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