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Crystal Palace team news: New man to get start vs Southampton, key figure out, six injured

Crystal Palace are due to play against Southampton in a Premier League encounter at Selhurst Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Both sides have been in similar form throughout the season. Roy Hodgson’s Eagles outfit are currently ahead on the Premier League standings but it is my a mere two points.

Palace head into the contest in decent form. They are unbeaten in five games, albeit after having drawn four.

Southampton were also recently on an impressive run of form which was brought to an end following their 3-2 defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend.

Palace are expected to make do without the services of Andros Townsend, Jeffrey Schlupp, Max Meyer, Patrick van Aanholt, Mamadou Sakho and Christian Benteke through injury, according to Squawka.

Club captain Luka Milivojevic is set to serve the final game of his three match suspension.

The Eagles are likely to use Cenk Tosun to lead the line again and they will be hoping that he can continue his good form.

The Turk scored a goal and played an instrumental role in helping Palace to secure an impressive 2-2 draw against reigning Premier League champions Manchester City last weekend.

The two sides last faced off against each other at St Mary’s last month and the game ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

On paper, the two sides are fairly evenly matched and this game could end up going either way depending on who gets the basics done better on the day.

Palace will be fancying their chances of collecting three points due to their home advantage.

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