Roy Hodgson has reunited Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins at the heart of Crystal Palace’s defence for tonight’s Premier League clash with Bournemouth.

The former England manager had hoped to have summer signing Gary Cahill (and player of the season so far) back fit after he missed Saturday’s win at Burnley with an ankle injury, but the defender’s return will have to wait until the weekend at least.

Sakho, who replaced the injured Scott Dann from the bench at Burnley and featured for the Under-23s last week as he works back to match fitness having undergone surgery on a knee injury towards the end of last season.

Jordan Ayew continues to lead the line while Andros Townsend gets the nod ahead of Jeffrey Schlupp once more despite the latter’s goal from the bench at Turf Moor.

Wilfried Zaha will be looking to notch for a third consecutive game having bagged his first against Liverpool before opening the scoring on Saturday.

Crystal Palace lineup: Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt, Townsend, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew

Subs: Hennessey, Schlupp, Benteke, Wickham, McCarthy, Victor Camarasa, Riedewald

Bournemouth lineup: Ramsdale, Smith, Mepham, Ake, Rico, Harry Wilson, Billing, Lerma, Danjuma, Solanke, Callum Wilson

Subs: Boruc, Francis, Gosling, Lewis Cook, Stacey, Fraser, Simpson

Referee: Anthony Taylo

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