Eagles boss Patrick Vieira is missing some key players due to the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon but spoke about the importance of the game, seeing it as a chance to build new momentum in the midst of which has been a promising first season so far.
Unfortunately for the Frenchman, James Tomkins and James McArthur continue to miss out, although there has been good news in that Nathan Ferguson will be part of the squad that will at least travel as he prepares for his debut both expected. On the bench tonight, Michael Olise is tenured.
Wilfried Zaha, Jordan Ayew and Cheikhou Kouyate are all at CAN, which should allow Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze to continue to claim their respective starting rights.
Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita has faced a late fitness test and will be on the bench. .
Crystal Palace predicted XI: Butland, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Hughes, Schlupp, Gallagher, Eze, Olise, Edouard
To start up: 8 p.m. GMT, Friday January 14, 2022