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Adebayor Makes His First Start

6 February 2016

January signing Emmanuel Adebayor is set to make his first top flight start for Crystal Palace, having appeared as a substitute on Tuesday night against Bournemouth.

Adebayor has scored for each of his three previous Premier League clubs on his first full start - so manager Alan Pardew will be hoping the striker can extend that impressive record today.

The Eagles have named an unchanged back five, with Wayne Hennessey in goal behind Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Damien Delaney and Pape Souare.

Yohan Cabaye returns to the eleven, having missed the game on Tuesday through injury, partnering captain Mile Jedinak in central midfield. Whilst Wilfried Zaha, Jordon Mutch and Chung-yong Lee take up the three advanced midfield positions behind 31-year-old Adebayor.

On the bench, Palace have a mix of youth and Premier League experience with Alex McCarthy, Martin Kelly, Brede Hangeland, Hiram Boateng, Sullay Kaikai, Marounae Chamakh and Fraizer Campbell all in the matchday squad.

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