Benteke or Wickham? Predicted lineups for Swansea vs. Palace

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke

Swansea City host Crystal Palace at the Liberty Stadium this weekend.

Swansea City host Crystal Palace this weekend in what is already being touted as a relegation six-pointer and there are some selection dilemmas for both sides.

Swansea City

Lukasz Fabianski will start in goal while Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Jordi Amat and Neil Taylor will make up the back four from right to left.

Swansea City's Lukasz Fabianski gathers the ballSwansea City's Lukasz Fabianski gathers the ball

In the midfield, Ki Sung-yeung misses out through injury and so it is probable that Leroy Fer and Jack Cork could form a trio with Scottish youngster Jay Fulton in the middle of the park.

Further forward, Gylfi Sigurdsson is expected to continue in his new role as a false nine and will be flanked by Modou Barrow and Wayne Routledge.

Crystal Palace

Steve Mandanda is still a doubt for the Eagles and so Wayne Hennessey will continue in goal.

Joel Ward will remain at right-back with James Tomkins and Scott Dann at the heart of the defence. Martin Kelly should play at left-back.

Crystal Palace's Wayne Hennessey saves a shot from Manchester City's Sergio AgueroCrystal Palace's Wayne Hennessey saves a shot from Manchester City's Sergio Aguero

Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur will provide the double pivot in the centre of midfield while the triumvirate of Wilfried Zaha, Jason Puncheon and Andros Townsend will play further forward.

Those three will sit behind Christian Benteke up top, despite the goalscoring exploits of Connor Wickham.

Crystal Palace's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a goal scoring opportunityCrystal Palace's Christian Benteke looks dejected after missing a goal scoring opportunity

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