Hodgson to make no changes – Strongest 4-3-3 Crystal Palace XI to face Newcastle United

Predicted Crystal Palace XI to face Newcastle in the Premier League

Crystal Palace take on Newcastle United at the Selhurst Park in the Premier League this weekend.

Crystal Palace beat Huddersfield Town last weekend to move up to 12th in the table. However, Palace are yet to record a home win this season.

On Saturday, the Eagles will host Newcastle, who have won just one point from their opening five games and currently sit in the relegation zone. A tough battle is expected between at Selhurst Park.

Team News

Wilfried Zaha and James Tomkins both returned from injury on Saturday as the Eagles beat Huddersfield 1-0.

But Roy Hodgson will be without four players against the Magpies, as Christian Benteke, Scott Dann, Pape Souare and Connor Wickham are out injured.

Probable Crystal Palace XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Wayne Hennessey (GK)

Hennessey remains a reliable presence in goal and should start the game against Newcastle.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (RB)

A sublime talent, Wan-Bissaka continues to develop at a rapid rate and with his dazzling displays, he has made the right-back spot his own.

James Tomkins (CB)

Tomkins is such a vital member for Palace and that was witnessed when he returned to the team from injury to help the Eagles keep a clean sheet.

Mamadou Sakho (CB)

Solid in the air and strong in the challenge, Sakho is one of the first few names on the team sheet.

Patrick van Aanholt (LB)

Van Aanholt is one of the league’s exciting left-backs. Going forward, he is fantastic but question marks still remain over his defending.

Luka Milivojevic (CDM)

Starting at the base of the midfield trio should be Milivojevic, who will be tasked with screening the backline. The Serb is a solid midfielder who is very difficult to dispossess.

Cheikhou Kouyate (RCM)

Kouyate would offer the strength and physicality to Palace’s midfield. He is an aerially strong player who can bully opponents with his power.

James McArthur (RCM)

McArthur keeps doing his job for Palace. An energetic midfielder, his work-ethic is simply admirable.

Wilfried Zaha (LW)

Palace’s talisman, Zaha is a devastating player to play against as his explosive pace, dancing feet and unpredictability can hurt teams.

Andros Townsend (RW)

Townsend works very hard on and off the ball and can be a nightmare for the defenders on his day. He is expected to start the game on the right wing.

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Jordan Ayew (ST)

Ayew has done well since replacing Benteke but needs to score goals to help his team.

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