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Crystal Palace XI vs Tottenham: Confirmed team news and lineup - Wilfried Zaha returns as a sub

Jack Rosser
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Roy Hodgson's hopes of getting Crystal Palace back on the front foot against Tottenham have been bolstered by the return of Wilfried Zaha for this evening’s derby.

The Eagles have gone back to basics at the back in the absence of their talisman through a hamstring injury, but have lacked teeth in the opposing penalty box.

However, Hodgson is hopeful that his return as a substitute as well as that of Jeffrey Schlupp will give them a helping hand.

“He’s trained well this week,” said Hodgson. “There’s no reason why I can’t consider him for a place in the team.

“He’s missed lots of games for us in that period of time, but he’s still come back quicker than the medical department thought might be possible because of his incredible powers of recovery.

“We’re really pleased to have him back, as well as Jeff Schlupp. It’s good to see him back as well, so that’s two of the important players we’ve been missing in the last five or six games back with us again.”

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Cahill, van Aanholt, Townsend, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Eze, Ayew, Benteke

Subs: Butland, Dann, Zaha, Mateta, Schlupp, Wickham, Batshuayi, Kelly, Hannam

Sunday 7.15pm, Sky Sports

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Crystal Palace squad from: Guaita, Butland, Henderson, Van Aanholt, Hannam, Dann, Cahill, Ward, Kelly, Kouyate, Townsend, Riedewald, Eze, Schlupp, Zaha, Ayew, Benteke, Batshuayi, Mateta, Wickham

Injury list: Ferguson (knee), Hennessey (thigh), Tomkins (eye), McArthur, Clyne, Mitchell

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