We have a difficult run-in and two tough games in the FAC. Should be exciting. Tonight is one of our best possibilities for 3 points.
However, Palace have won 4 out of their last 5 games including a win at Chelsea and will expect to get points tonight, but we need to win in order to keep open the possibility of Top 4 (sorry, this is obvious but I am tired, it is early and I have people to see!)
Bellerin Gabriel Mustafi Monreal
Elneny Xhaka Ozil
Walcott Giroud Sanchez
Giroud deserves a start after his excellent goal midweek. Otherwise, why change a winning team? Sure, we have some great players on the bench who are going to be unhappy at not starting, but that is why we have a quality squad.
As you will know, I am no fan of the Palace manager, his manner, his football philosophy and his looks are all unpleasant. The bloke is sure to tell his team to kick our soft overpaid Jessies , and Benteke to bully our CB’s. Normal Fat Sam tactics.
Score early and we should win but I write that in every game.