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Team News: Schlupp Returns For Palace

18 March 2017

Jeffrey Schlupp returns to the Crystal Palace side for today’s game against Watford in the only alteration to Sam Allardyce’s line-up.

The Ghanaian international replaces Patrick van Aanholt who has failed to shrug off the ankle injury that forced him off in the 2-0 win at West Bromwich Albion last weekend, handing Schlupp only his second Premier League start for the Eagles.

Here's the #CPFC team to take on @WatfordFC today!

— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) March 18, 2017

The Hornets meanwhile have made two changes to the side that lost 4-3 to Southampton last time out, with Daryl Janmaat returning to the team after injury alongside Craig Cathcart who has also been recalled which means that Jose Hobelas and Stefano Okaka drop to the bench.

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, C. Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Lee, Sako, Campbell.

Watford: Gomes, Britos, Kaboul, Prodl, Janmaat, Cleverley, Cathcart, Behrami, Capoue, Niang, Deeney. Subs: Pantilimon, Holebas, Zuniga, Doucoure, Amrabat, Success, Okaka.

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