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[Image] Predicted 4-1-4-1 Crystal Palace XI to face Colchester: Can the Eagles bag all points?

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Crystal Palace opinion: Crystal Palace v Colchester – Predicted line-up

Crystal Palace are coming off the back of a historic win against Manchester United at Old Trafford after a week of apprehension.

They’ve gotten their first points for the Premier League on board and will be hoping to carry that momentum to their League Cup game against Colchester.

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James Tomkins is still recovering from a groin injury and his partner at centre-back from last season is still not match fit but Palace have options and that shouldn’t be a massive problem.

Wayne Hennessey – Goalkeeper

The Welsh international will be in between the sticks. Second-choice to Vicente Guaita now, Hennessey is still a very important figure in the Palace dressing room.

Wayne Hennessey

Joel Ward – Right-back

Ward will be buzzing after that, having deputized for the young Aaron Wan-Bissaka last season, he’ll be hungry for game time.

Scott Dann – Centre-back

5th choice as it stands, with injuries to other senior centre-backs and Gary Cahill having just come back to full fitness, Dann should start.

Martin Kelly – Centre-back

The former Liverpool front-man has taken his chances well and should continue his progress before Tomkin and Sakho are ready to return.

Jeffrey Schlupp – Left-back

Schlupp’s versatility makes him such a key player as he can slot into left-back in place of the weekend’s match-winner Patrick van Aanholt

Cheikhou Kouyate – Central midfield

The Senegalese international will be looking to complete another 90 minutes after a tireless performance against the Red Devils.

James McCarthy – Central midfield

No better place to get off and running for the former Everton midfielder. He should be a starter after a couple of seasons with little to no game time.

Victor Camarasa – Attacking midfield

Another new face, the Spaniard will be hoping that he can impress and will help provide an attacking threat in the central midfield area.

Andros Townsend – Right-wing

The winger came off the bench in the final minutes of the game as a tactical option and should be well-rested to provide Palace’s dominant attacking threat from the right-hand side

Max Meyer – Left-wing

The German forward will likely play a lot more this season than he did last season, as his adaptation period has taken place now. He’ll have to take the creative burden of unlocking Colchester along with Camarasa.

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Christian Benteke –Centre-forward

The Belgian international needs a goal to get his campaign going again and will be looking at the League cup as the perfect platform for that.