Palace could play in a (1)4-4-2 when they play Tottenham Hotspur this gameweek. Hennessey should be in goal. The back line should see Tomkins keep his starting position in the centre with Fosu-Mensah as the new central defender moving from right-back, with Ward and Van Aanholt as the full-backs. Cabaye and Milivojevic could play in midfield, with McArthur and Townsend out in the wide midfield areas. Upfront we might see exciting new man Sorloth alongside Benteke. To the agony of tens of thousands of FPL managers, Loftus-Cheek looks to be suffering a longer term injury than most expected, and thousands have had to rely on his coming on from the bench so far this year. Dann, Sako, Kelly, Puncheon and Schlupp are all ruled out of contention for starting places, as well as Zaha, Palace’s main creative man going forward. How will they cope without him for the next month?
Ward – Sakho – Fosu-Mensah – Van Aanholt
Townsend – Milivojevic – Cabaye – McArthur
Sorloth – Benteke