Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa lineup confirmed: Olise, Tomkins start as Joachim Andersen missed out

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Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has made two changes to his Eales side for their visit of Aston Villa to Selhurst Park today.

Luka Milivojevic and Cheikhou Kouyate both started in midfield last time out against Burnley and keep their places, with the major change coming at centre-back.

James Tomkins gets the nod alongside Marc Guehi, with Joachim Andersen not in the matchday squad.

In attack, Christian Benteke’s two goals against Burnley mean he keeps his place as the team’s central striker. Wilfried Zaha and Michael Olise are also named in the front three, with Jordan Ayew dropping to the bench.

Elsewhere, Conor Gallagher gets the nod once again in midfield. The 21-year-old has more goal contributions than any Palace player so far this season with four goals and three assists in 11 Premier League games.

At the back, Vicente Guaita returns in goal behind Tomkins and Guehi. Tyrick Mitchell, who scored the winner when Palace faced Villa in south London last season, is at left-back, while Palace’s player of the month for October Joel Ward keeps his spot on the right.

Vieira has named an attacking bench that features Odsonne Edouard, Jordan Ayew, Ebere Eze and Jeffrey Schlupp.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Mitchell, Tomkins, Guehi, Ward, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Gallagher, Zaha, Benteke, Olise.

Source by Football London

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