Crystal Palace XI vs Southampton: Predicted lineup, confirmed team news, latest injury update today

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 (ES Composite)
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Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson could be tempted to switch things up for tonight’s dead rubber with Southampton.

Palace confirmed their top-flight status with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United, though in truth they have not been in a realistic relegation battle for some time.

As such, the likes of Jean-Philippe Mateta, Scott Dann, Jairo Riedewald, Jordan Ayew and James McCarthy could come in.

After Saturday's game, Hodgson said: "We had some injuries to key players. But we've got four games to get some more points on the board, and today it didn't look like a team that thought the season was over."

Mamadou Sakho, Connor Wickham and Nathan Ferguson remain out while James McArthur will hope to get some minutes on the board during the final games.

James Tomkins had a run out for the reserves last week and could make the squad.

Crystal Palace predicted XI (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Cahill, Mitchell; Townsend, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze; Zaha, Benteke

Crystal Palace provisional squad: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Van Aanholt, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Ayew, Eze, Zaha, Benteke, Butland, Clyne, Dann, Kelly, Tomkins, Mitchell, Schlupp, McCarthy, Mateta, Batshuayi, Hannam, Hennessey, Rak-Sakyi

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