CONFIRMED: Swansea City & Crystal Palace line-ups

Here is how Swansea City and Crystal Palace will line-up for this afternoon’s match at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City Starting XI: Vorm, Rangel, Chico, Williams (C), Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Dyer, Hernandez, Routledge, Bony.

Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Taylor, Canas, Emnes, Vazquez, Lita.

Crystal Palace Starting XI: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Parr, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Ince, Chamakh.

Subs: Hennessey, Gabbidon, Bannan, Thomas, Gayle, Jerome, Murray.

Crystal Palace travel to South Wales this afternoon, as Tony Pulis will be looking to pull his Eagles side further clear of the drop zone.

They take on a Swansea City that has improved vastly since Garry Monk replaced Michael Laudrup at the Liberty Stadium, but their outstanding display at Liverpool last weekend wasn't rewarded with points, as their 4-3 defeat left them just four points clear of the relegation zone.

Monk names just two changes to his side that impressed at Anfield a week ago, as left back Ben Davies comes in for Neil Taylor, whilst Jonjo Shelvey is ruled out, giving Pablo Hernandez a start.

Meanwhile, Palace are coming off the back of a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United, and Pulis has decided to hand a recall to winger Yannick Bolasie, who impressed against United as a substitute. Jason Puncheon misses out, whilst Kagisho Dikgacoi comes in for striker Glenn Murray, with Pulis opting to go with just one up front.

A win for the Eagles would take them five points clear of the drop zone, which is an outstanding turnaround since the departure of Ian Holloway, but the form under Monk suggests Swansea will be a tough challenge.

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