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TEAM NEWS: Van Aanholt returns to Palace lineup in place of Ward

27 April 2019

Roy Hodgson has named his starting lineup for Crystal Palace's home clash with Everton today, making just one change to the side which kicked-off against Arsenal last Sunday.

The Palace boss has brought in Patrick van Aanholt at left back in place of Joel Ward, who makes the bench.

The team remains the same elsewhere, with goalscorer Christian Benteke keeping his place up front alongside Wilfried Zaha. Yesterday, Hodgson spoke on the partnership and said: "I am rather hoping that the partnership he formed with Wilf on Sunday [can continue]; I thought that was a rather good partnership and they played very well together. We are hoping we are going to see that for the next three games."

Max Meyer keeps his place alongside Andros Townsend, with the former England winger joining an offensively strong group of substitutes.

There are no changes at all for Everton from the side which lined-up against Manchester United and won 4-0 last Sunday. In spite of Marco Silva describing him as a 'major doubt' due to injury, Richarlison makes the team in the front midfield three of Everton's regular 4-2-3-1 formation.

On the bench, Theo Walcott has also been selected despite prior concerns about illness.

Palace: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, Wan-Bissaka, Meyer, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Benteke.

Subs: Hennessey, Ward, Riedewald, Townsend, Sako, Batshuayi, Ayew.

Everton: Pickford, Digne, Zouma, Keane, Coleman, Gueye, Schneiderlin, Bernard, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Jagielka, McCarthy, Walcott, Tosun, Lookman.

To stay up-to-date with how Hodsgon's side fare against the Toffees today, make sure to grab your Palace Audio pass now for full, live commentary.


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