There is also a decision to be made up front, with Wilfried Zaha leading the line on Saturday but Odsonne Edouard, Christian Benteke and Jean-Philippe Mateta all available to come into the side.
For Hodgson, the challenge will be to get the best out of a talented attacking unit that includes Dennis, Ismaila Sarr and Josh King, while not leaving themselves exposed to Palace’s fearsome forward line.
It could be a busy evening for Ben Foster, with Watford having faced 31 shots in their last two games.
How to follow
On Palace TV+
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You can check out our Instagram story for all of the pre-match build-up and our official Twitter page is bringing you up-to-the-minute match updates, eye-catching photos and more.
Our club website, cpfc.co.uk, is the place to go for team news on the dot, an instant report and all the post-match votes.
The official app
The official Palace app’s match centre is the place to be for everything you need during the Watford clash. With live stats and alerts, a running match commentary feed and lineups the moment they’re released as well as an instant match report and post-match reaction from Palace TV+, there’s no need to leave the app to follow the Eagles’ efforts.
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