Fulham v Crystal Palace team line-ups: Three changes for Eagles as Cahill, Ward and McArthur all miss out at Craven Cottage

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has made three changes for today’s derby with Fulham – with Nathaniel Clyne starting for the visitors.

It is the right-back’s first appearance since signing a short-term deal with the Eagles. He replaces Joel Ward, who does not make the matchday 18.

There is also no place for James McArthur or Gary Cahill – the latter injured in last Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Brighton in SE25. Luka Milivojevic and Scott Dann come in to replace them.

It means Palace are missing a number of first-teamers with Jordan Ayew and Jack Butland both self-isolating after contracting Covid-19.

Fulham make just one change with Mario Lemina replacing Ivan Cavaleiro, who does not even make the bench.

Fulham: Areola, Ream, Adarabioyo, Aina, Robinson, Lemina, Cairney, Loftus-Cheek, Anguissa, Lookman, Mitrovic. Subs: Rodak, Odoi, Le Marchand, Bryan, Reid, Reed, Kamara.

Palace: Guaita, Mitchell, Dann, Kouyate, Clyne, Schlupp, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Townsend, Zaha, Batshuayi. Subs: Henderson, Van Aanholt, Kelly, Sakho, Meyer, Eze, Benteke.


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