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Team News: Ayew Replaces Zaha Against Spurs

10 November 2018

Wilfried Zaha is out of today’s game against Tottenham Hotspur, with Jordan Ayew replacing Palace’s top scorer this evening.

Zaha has been struggling all week with a hamstring injury which has caused him to miss today’s London derby, with Ayew – who this week was called up for the Ghana squad for the first time in a year – taking his spot in the side.

That is the only change Roy Hodgson has made from the team that lost 3-1 to Chelsea six days ago, although Joel Ward has recovered to take a spot on the bench.

Spurs meanwhile have made two changes to their side that beat Wolves 3-2 last weekend, with Dele Alli returning for the starting line-up alongside Victor Wanyama.

The pair replace injury victim Mousa Dembele and Harry Winks, with the latter named on a very strong bench including Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min.

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyaté, Meyer, Townsend, Ayew. Subs: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Schlupp, Riedewald, Puncheon, Sørloth.

Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Foyth, Alderweireld, Davies, Sissoko, Wanyama, Alli, Lamela, Moura, Kane. Subs: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Son, Llorente.

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