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Team News: Mutch Gets First Start

7 February 2015


January signing Jordon Mutch has been handed his first Crystal Palace start against Leicester City this afternoon.

The midfielder played 65 minutes of the Eagles' 1-0 defeat to Everton last weekend after coming on as a substitute for the injured Marouane Chamakh, and the Moroccan striker misses out with a broken nose.

Mutch is one of two changes to the starting line-up that lost to the Toffess, with Wilfried Zaha also coming into the side in place of Yaya Sanogo, who drops to the bench.

Mile Jedinak has not been considered due to his recent return from Australia's Asian Cup campaign, and Pape Souare is not included as he has yet to receive his work permit.

Meanwhile Nigel Pearson has made five changes to his Foxes side, who lost 3-1 to Manchester United last time out.

Andrej Kramaric and Jamie Vardy are dropped to the bench in place of David Nugent and Riyad Mahrez, and Paul Konchesky, Esteban Cambiasso and Matty James also come into the side for Andy King, Danny Drinkwater and Richie de Laet.

Leicester City: Schwarzer, Konchesky, Morgan, Wasilewski, Simpson, Mahrez, Cambiasso, James, Schlupp, Ulloa, Nugent. Subs: Hamer, De Laet, Drinkwater, Albrighton, King, Vardy, Kramaric.

Palace: Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Dann, Kelly, Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley, Zaha, Mutch, Gayle. Subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Hangeland, Guedioura, Campbel, Murray, Sanogo.



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