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Team News: Chamakh Starts Against Manchester City

27 April 2014

Marouance Chamakh has recovered from a knock to take his place in the Crystal Palace line-up against Manchester City this afternoon.

The Moroccan striker will play just behind Cameron Jerome against Manuel Pellegrini's title contenders, taking the place of Kagisho Dikgacoi in Tony Pulis' starting 11. 

That change is likely to see Chamakh playing just behind Jerome in a 4-4-1-1 formation, with Joe Ledley dropping into a slightly deeper role alongside captain Mile Jedinak in the heart of the Eagles midfield. 

For City, David Silva is absent with an ankle injury which forced him off on a stretcher against West Bromwich Albion last time out, but Yaya Toure is fit to return to the Citizens' midfield.

Javi Garcia also comes into the side in place of Fernandinho, who is named among the substitutes for the visitors. 

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome. 

Crystal Palace substitutes: Hennessey, Gabbidon, Parr, Dikgacoi, Ince, Gayle, Murray. 

Manchester City: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany. Demichelis, Kolarov, Garcia, Toure, Milner, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko. 

Manchester City substitutes: Pantilimon, Lescott, Richards, Clichy, Fernandinho, Jovetic, Negredo. 

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