Crystal Palace starting XI vs West Ham as Roy Hodgson is boosted by return of star man amid fresh changes

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Roy Hodgson has named his Crystal Palace side to take on West Ham at Selhurst Park.

Crystal Palace have been boosted by the return of Wilfred Zaha to their starting XI for the match against West Ham on Saturday lunchtime.

Zaha is back in the team following a four-match absence with a groin injury, while Joel Ward, Jeffrey Schlupp and Cheick Doucoure also come into the line-up.

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Meanwhile, West Ham manager Davis Moyes has made two changes from the side which lost 2-1 to Liverpool on Wednesday. Emerson and Pablo Fornals come in for Aaron Cresswell and Said Benrahma.

Speaking before the match to BT Sport, the Premier League’s two most experienced managers spoke about longetivity in management and what it takes to maintain consistency at the top level.

“A love of the game, that’s for sure,” says Hodgson.

“Energy and enthusiasm - that gets hard as you get older - but you have to keep that going. A love of being on the field with players, trying to improve team play. Those things keep me interested, 75 is a good age so I don’t know how much longer I will be able to do it for.”

Moyes said: “Roy for example, and myself, have done enough over the years to have gone on for as long as we have done.

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“From my point of view, I’ve been fortunate to have good people who have supported me and I have this year as well.

“This year we have seen so many managers lose their jobs. I’m not an expert on other clubs but we’ve seen a lot of very good managers out of work.”

Crystal Palace XI: Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Doucoure, Schlupp, Olise; Eze, Zaha, Ayew.

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Rice, Soucek, Paqueta; Fornals, Antonio, Bowen.

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