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Team News: Sako Starts At Leicester

24 October 2015


Bakary Sako is one of three changes to Crystal Palace's line-up for today's game against Leicester City.

The Malian winger comes into Alan Pardew's side ahead of Wilfried Zaha for this afternoon's visit to the King Power Stadium, and he is joined in the starting line-up by Fraizer Campbell who replaces the suspended Dwight Gayle.

Adrian Mariappa is the third alteration to the side that last 3-1 to West Ham United last weekend as he comes in for the injured Pape Souare, with Martin Kelly switching to left-back.

Julian Speroni is also named on the bench for the first time in the league this season.

Claudio Ranieri meanwhile has made one changes to his Foxes side who battled back to win a point from two goals down against Southampton last weekend, with Rihad Mahrez returning to their side in place of striker Shinji Okazaki.

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Albrighton, Drinkwater, Kante, Schlupp, Mahrez, Vardy. Subs: Schwarzer, De Laet, Dyer, King, Inler, Kramaric, Okazaki.

Palace: Hennessey, Mariappa, Dann, Hangeland, Kelly, Cabaye, McArthur, Puncheon, Sako, Bolasie, Campbell. Subs: Speroni, Delaney, Jedinak, Ledley, Mutch, Zaha, Bamford.

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