Crystal Palace vs Fulham: Predicted starting line-up
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Although they overcame their rivals 2-1, Roy Hodgson will be looking for improvement in his side after they only managed two efforts on target, which ultimately was enough to give them the win.

Meanwhile, a rejuvenated Fulham will be hoping they can come to Selhurst Park and grab three important points in their quest to avoid relegation.

Palace will be without defender, Nathaniel Clyne, “after sustaining an injury in training." Although he missed out on their win against Brighton, Clyne has become an important team player for Palace and his presence from right-back will be missed.

There are no new injury concerns for the team which means that midfielder, James McArthur, forward, Wilfried Zaha, and defenders Mamadou Sakho, Jeffrey Schlupp and James Tomkins will all remain on the sidelines.

Roy Hodgson will likely be putting out a similar side that played their last fixture after picking up their first win in three games, previously losing to Leeds United and Burnley earlier in the month.

Crystal Palace’s predicted starting XI against Fulham:

Goalkeeper - Vicente Guaita 

With his 25 appearances and 78 saves this season, it is hard to look past Vicente Guaita for the number one spot. The Spanish keeper made four huge saves in their win against Brighton, which ultimately kept the team in the game.

Right-back - Joel Ward

With Nathaniel Clyne ruled out, Joel Ward is likely to start for the London-based side. The experienced 31-year-old right-back has had a decent run in the team of late, and he is likely to start again after his strong performance last time out.

Center-back - Cheikhou Kouyate

The versatility of having a midfielder who can play in defence is perfect for any side and Palace have that luxury in the form of Cheikhou Kouyate. Roy Hodgson will be very happy with his player, who was solid and made some vital blocks in his previous bout in the side. 

He has made 23 appearances this season and his physicality will likely be enough to get him picked over Scott Dann for their game on Sunday.

Center-back - Gary Cahill

The 6 foot 4" defender looks to have finally settled in at his new club and his aerial ability is likely to keep him in the side alongside Kouyate. The two players look to be forming a strong partnership, which might be enough to keep his spot over Scott Dann.

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Left-back - Patrick van Aanholt

This must be a very tough decision for Roy Hodgson. Will he go for the experienced, more forward thinking option or for the younger but arguably stronger defender in Tyrick Mitchell

Roy Hodgson will most likely be looking to van Aanholt here as Ivan Cavaleiro’s pace and power might be too much for the young break-out star to deal with

Left-midfielder - Eberechi Eze

After his move from Championship side, Queen’s Park Rangers, Eze has become a strong addition to the side. His dribbling prowess and pace make him a valuable member of the team, notching up three goals and three assists for Palace.

Roy Hodgson seems to like playing the 22-year-old on the left hand side, which could result in his side switching back to a 4-4-2 after their win on Monday where he fielded a 4-3-3 formation against the Seagulls.

Center-mid - Luka Milivojevic

The Serbian midfielder has become a integral part of Crystal Palace’s side in the last couple of years with his leadership and ability to distribute play with his quality passing.

Luka Milivojevic is one of the players who must be the first name on the team sheet for his manager, who must really value his captain’s ability to always put a shift in and do anything to help his side overcome their opponents 

Center-mid - Jairo Riedewald

The Dutch midfielder is having his best season for Palace, and the fans have really got behind him after impressive spells in the team. He has become a strong part of the side and he will likely be linking up with Milivojevic on Sunday.

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Right-midfielder - Jordan Ayew

Jordan Ayew will likely get pushed back into the right midfielder role this weekend due to the form of the two attacking players. However, choosing not to pick Ayew with his creativity and pace he can bring to a side could prove costly in their hunt for the three points.

Striker - Jean-Philippe Mateta

For his performance against Brighton alone, Mateta should have cemented his place into the side against Fulham. He put in a strong shift for the Eagles and finished it off with a beautiful little flicked goal through the legs of Robert Sanchez.

He looks likely to be a very strong addition to the side and he will be likely to make a big impact against the Cottagers.

Striker - Christian Benteke

The Belgian striker looks to be refinding some real form for Palace.

Apart from his 2016/17 season, this is his highest goal scoring season and he will want to add to that tally as his confidence seems to develop. He will also be raring to go after bagging a last minute winner against Brighton last time out

Subs: Butland, Mitchell, Dann, Kelly, Townsend, McCarthy, Batshuayi.