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Crystal Palace team news and predicted XI vs Fulham

All the latest team news from Selhurst Park ahead of the London derby

Crystal Palace will welcome Roy Hodgson back to the dugout when they take on Fulham on Saturday as the pair look to continue their good start to the season.

Both the Eagles and their next opponents sit in the top half of the Premier League with seven points from their opening five games of the season, and a win for either would take them into double figures and ensure that they remain in the top 10 for at least another week.

Two injury-time goals saw Palace fall to a 3-1 defeat against Aston Villa in their most recent outing, but they will be hoping that a return to Selhurst Park brings with it a return to winning ways against a Cottagers side that have struggled for goals.

Read on for how we expect the Eagles to line up, and the latest team news coming out of south London.

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Team News

Roy Hodgson’s side are plagued with injuries as things stand and have been dealt a further blow after Michael Olise suffered a significant setback in his recovery from a hamstring issue.

Yet to play this season, the Frenchman is now ‘likely [to] miss Palace’s matches before the October international break’, which include a pair of Premier League ties and the Carabao Cup game against Manchester United.

Longer-term absences include Jefferson Lerma and James Tomkins, with the pair expected to miss games until after the international break, while new signing Matheus Franca is in the same boat.

Jordan Ayew is likely to be touch and go for the Eagles, having suffered a dead leg last week, but he could return to the starting XI due to the lack of options in wide areas.

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