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Two changes to the XI, with three Development squad players on the bench

21 December 2019

With Roy Hodgson hinting in yesterday’s press conference that Patrick van Aanholt could be in line for his first appearances since going off injured against Bournemouth, the left-back has made the starting XI for today’s Newcastle United clash.

Jaïro Riedewald moves to the bench in place of his returning fellow countryman, having come off at half-time against Brighton & Hove Albion with a knock.

Scott Dann’s scan post-training yesterday means the centre-back isn’t passed fit for the matchday squad, with Cheikhou Kouyaté dropping in at centre-back – a position he plays for his national team – with James McCarthy coming into the midfield alongside James McArthur and Luka Milivojević.

Much like the Brighton game, Hodgson’s bench is made up of several Development squad players with Brandon Pierrick making his first senior team matchday squad, with James Daly – who can play upfront or at left-back - also making the 18.

The Magpies have made three changes to the side that lost last time out against Burnley with Miguel Almiron, Jonjo Shelvey and Florian Lejeune coming in for Sean Longstaff, Christian Atsu and Jetro Willems.

Palace: Guaita, Kelly, Kouyate, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, McCarthy, McArthur, Milivojevic, Zaha, Benteke, Ayew.

Subs: Hennessey, Woods, Daly, Pierrick, Riedewald, Meyer, Wickham.

Newcastle: Dúbravka, Dummett, Fernández, Schär, Manquillo, Joelinton, Hayden, Shelvey, Almiron, Lejeune, Carroll.

Subs: Darlow, Gayle, Krafth, Yedlin, M.Longstaff, S. Longstaff, Atsu.

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