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Team News: Speroni To Make 400th Appearance

12 December 2017

Julian Speroni will make Palace appearance number 400 this evening against Watford, with Roy Hodgson opting for just once change to his side for the visit of the Hornets.

As expected, Scott Dann returns to the team as captain in place of injury-victim Mamadou Sakho, who picked up a calf issue against Bournemouth three days ago, meaning that Speroni will reach the landmark at Selhurst this evening in front of his own fans.

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12 December 2017

Marco Silva meanwhile has made two changes to his Watford team that lost 1-0 at Burnley on Saturday, with Sebastian Prodl replacing Marvin Zeegelaar who was red-carded against the Clarets and had an appeal rejected today.

The other switch sees Jose Holebas come into the side for Roberto Pereyra, allowing for a 3-5-2 formation, while Spanish full-back Kiko Feminia is only fit enough for bench duty, meaning Daryl Janmaat continues at right wing-back.

Palace: Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Dann, Tomkins, Schlupp, Townsend, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Zaha, Benteke. Subs: Hennessey, van Aanholt, Kelly, Riedewald, McArthur, Lee, Sako.

Watford: Gomes, Janmaat, Prodl, Kabasele, Mariappa, Holebas, Cleverley, Doucoure, Carrillo, Richarlison, Deeney. Subs: Karnezis, Femenia, Capoue, Watson, Pereyra, Success, Gray.

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