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TEAM NEWS: Hodgson fields strong side against BSC Young Boys

13 July 2019

Roy Hodgson has named a strong starting XI to face BSC Young Boys in the Uhrencup decider clash this afternoon.

The manager, who fielded two Development prospects in Palace’s previous game against FC Luzern, has handed a second start to the likes of Christian Benteke, Andros Townsend and Luka Milivojevic, while also bringing in Vicente Guaita in place of Wayne Hennessey to guard between the sticks.

Jeffrey Schlupp also starts and Joel Ward makes the back four ahead of Sam Woods with Martin Kelly dropping in for Jairo Riedewald. Up top, Alexander Sorloth joins Benteke in place of Connor Wickham.

In total, Hodgson has made six changes to the side which kicked-off on Tuesday night.

The bench sees Stephen Henderson in place as substitute goalkeeper and Max Meyer ready to take to the pitch when called upon. The manager has made nine changes from the starting lineup against FC Luzern.

Should Palace win this match, they will win the Uhrencup overall. You can find out everything you need to know from our preview here.

Young Boys: Von Ballmoos, Zesiger, Sierro, Sulejmani, Moumi Ngamaleu, Nsame, Aebischer, Garcia, Lustenberger, Lotomba, Hoarau.

Subs: Marzino, Petignat, Mambimbi, Schupbach.

Palace: Guaita, Van Aanholt, Dann, Kelly, Ward, Schlupp, Milivojevic, McArthur, Townsend, Sorloth, Benteke.

Subs: Henderson, Woods, Riedewald, Dreher, Flanagan, Meyer, Wickham, Daly.

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