Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew have been named in Crystal Palace’s starting lineup against Mbwana Samatta’s Aston Villa in Sunday’s Premier League outing.
The Eagles come into this clash following Tuesday’s disappointing 3-2 home defeat to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at the Selhurst Park Stadium.
Against already-relegated Claret and Blue, they would be targeting their sixth away win this season. To achieve that, Roy Hodgson will be relying on the African duo.
Since scoring against Bournemouth – which saw him eclipse Tony Yeboah’s record as the highest-scoring Ghanaian in the Premier League history, the 28-year-old has gone on a run of four games without a goal as he aims his first double-figure in England.
Also in the Eagles’ lineup is Senegal’s Cheikhou Kouyate, while Ghana’s Jeffrey Schlupp remains frozen out of the team.
For Aston Villa, Samatta is expected to lead the line for Dean Smith’s team as well as Egypt’s Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’.
Trezeguet’s compatriot Ahmed Elmohamady and Zimbabwe international Marvelous Nakamba will start the game from the bench.