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Eze handed full Premier League debut, plus Ward hits milestone

26 September 2020

Jeffrey Schlupp's absence from the matchday squad sees Roy Hodgson hand Eberechi Eze his first Premier League start.

Furthermore, the Eagles manager is able to call upon Jaïro Riedewald and Christian Benteke again, with the pair returning from spells on the sidelines.

It is a landmark day for Joel Ward, with the full-back selected to play for for the south Londoners for an incredible 250th time.

Carlo Ancelotti brings an almost identical squad to Selhurst Park from the one that overcame West Bromwich Albion 5-2 last weekend, with Jonas Lössl the only change to the 18 – replacing Jõao Virgínia as the backup goalkeeper.

Palace: Guaita, Ward, Kouyaté, Sakho, Mitchell, Townsend, McCarthy, McArthur, Eze, Ayew, Zaha.

Subs: Hennessey, Milivojević, Meyer, Benteke, Batshuyai, Kelly, Riedewald.

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne, Doucouré, Allan, Gomes, Rodríguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Subs: Kenny, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Bernard, Davies, Kean, Lössl.

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