Tuesday, October 17

Team News: Crystal Palace boosted by Yohan Cabaye, James Tomkins return

Crystal Palace and Hull City make two changes apiece for their crucial relegation showdown at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace have been boosted by the return of Yohan Cabaye and James Tomkins for their crucial Premier League clash with Hull City.

Home boss Sam Allardyce makes just those two changes in all from last weekend's 5-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City, knowing that anything other than defeat today will guarantee their top-flight status.

Cabaye and Tomkins, who have both sat out the past few games through injury, replace James McArthur and Patrick van Aanholt in the Eagles' XI.

There is also news of two changes for the visitors, with Michael Dawson returning in defence as Marco Silva reverts to a three-man backline.

Forward Abel Hernandez is the man to make way, while Evandro comes in for injured winger Lazar Markovic in the other change from the surprise 2-0 defeat at home to Sunderland last time out.

Swansea City's victory over the Black Cats on Saturday means that defeat for the Tigers in South London will send them down to the Championship.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Schlupp, Kelly, Tomkins; Milivojevic, Cabaye; Puncheon, Townsend, Zaha; Benteke
Subs: Speroni, Van Aanholt, Flamini, Campbell, McArthur, Sako, Delaney

Hull City: Jakupovic; Ranocchia, Maguire, Dawson; N'Diaye, Elmohamady, Clucas, Robertson, Grosicki; Niasse, Evandro
Subs: Davies, Huddlestone, Elabdellaoui, Maloney, Mbokani, Marshall, Bowen

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