Roy Hodgson’s central defensive ranks have been bolstered today by the timely return of Gary Cahill to the XI, with Mamadou Sakho suspended and Martin Kelly continuing to fill in for Joel Ward at right-back.
Furthermore, Scott Dann is fit enough to return to the matchday squad having missed Bournemouth after going off early against Burnley.
The second change to the starting XI that began the game for the victory over the Cherries sees Jeffrey Schlupp replace Patrick van Aanholt at left-back.
It’s two changes to the lineup for Watford too, with Will Hughes and Adrian Mariappa dropping to the bench for Christian Kabasele and Roberto Pereya.
Palace: Guaita, Kelly, Cahill, Tomkins, Schlupp, McArthur, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Townsend, Zaha, Ayew.
Subs: Hennessey, Riedewald, Dann, Camarasa, McCarthy, Wickham, Benteke.
Watford: Foster, Kabasele, Femenía, Cathcart, Masina, Sarr, Doucouré, Capoue, Pereya, Deulofeu, Deeney.
Subs: Gomes, Chalobah, Mariappa, Foulquier, Gray, Success, Hughes.
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