Damien Delaney returns to the Crystal Palace line-up for tonight’s crunch game against Swansea City, with skipper Scott Dann missing with a slight hamstring injury.
The Irishman is back in the side after sitting out the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal two days ago through suspension, but will partner James Tomkins in the heart of defence this evening, while Joe Ledley comes in for Mathieu Flamini.
With Paul Clement only announced as manager a few hours ago, Alan Curtis is in the dugout for this game for the visitors, and has made four changes from the side that lost 3-0 to Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve.
Wayne Routledge and Jack Cork replace Nathan Dyer and Leroy Fer respectively, Jay Fulton comes in for Leon Britton and Federico Fernandez fills in for the suspended Jordi Amat.
Meanwhile Fernando Llorente has shrugged off a knock to start at Selhurst Park this evening.
Palace: Hennessey, Kelly, Delaney, Tomkins, Ward, Ledley, Puncheon, Zaha, Cabaye, Townsend, C. Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Phillips, Flamini, Mutch, Sako, Lee, Campbell.
Swansea: Fabianski, Naughton, Mawson, Fernandez, Taylor, Ki, Cork, Fulton, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Llorente. Subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, van der Hoorn, Fer, Dyer, Barrow, Baston.