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Hodgson set to turn to Batshuayi

1st February 2019, 17:28 by Tom Hill

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson may hand new signing Michy Batshuayi a start in Saturday's meeting with Fulham.

The Chelsea striker signed on loan until the end of the season on Thursday and may be forced into the starting XI.

Hodgson has used Wilfried Zaha as a striker in recent months, but the Ivory Coast international is suspended after being sent off against Southampton on Wednesday night.

While Batshuayi is in contention to play, centre-back James Tomkins is a slight doubt while Cheikhou Kouyate has been ruled out with a twisted ankle.

Palace will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to three matches this weekend although Fulham boast an impressive record against the Eagles.

They have only lost one of their last 11 games at Palace, winning five of them.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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