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Pre Season

Team News: Speroni Starts Against Schalke

5 August 2017

Eagles shot-stopper Julian Speroni returns in goal for Palace this afternoon as they take on Schalke 04 in their final pre-season friendly of the summer.

The club’s all-time record appearance holder as a goalkeeper gets a run-out at Selhurst Park this afternoon as the only change to Frank de Boer’s line-up from the 1-1 draw at Metz last weekend.

Match Previews

Match preview for Crystal Palace v Schalke 04

5 August 2017

That means that youngster Jason Lokilo gets another chance to impress, while there are home debuts for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jairo Reidewald.

Schalke meanwhile have left all their star men on the bench for the start of the game, with captain Benedikt Howedes still recovering from a hip problem.

Star men Max Meyer and Leon Goretzka are also amongst the substitutes, with the latter having shaken off a muscle injury to make the trip to England could feature for the first time since starring in the summer’s Confederations Cup for Germany.

Palace: Speroni, Milivojevic, Dann, Reidewald, Townsend, Puncheon, Loftus-Cheek, Van Aanholt, Zaha, Lokilo, Benteke. Subs: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Wan-Bissaka, Lee, Schlupp, Husin, Ladapo.

Schalke: Fahrmann, Kehrer, Stambouli, Naldo, Insua, Caligiuri, Bentaleb, Oczipka, Harit, Burgstaller, Reece. Subs: Nubel, Howedes, Coke, McKennie, Geis, Goretzka, Meyer.


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