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Crystal Palace v Southampton: Loftus-Cheek passed fit

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek has been passed fit to start for Crystal Palace in their first match under new manager Roy Hodgson.

On-loan Chelsea midfielder Loftus-Cheek has recovered from a recent injury, as has James Tomkins, who is among the Palace substitutes.

Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk is among their substitutes. The visitors are without Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, who is unavailable following the birth of his daughter.

Crystal Palace: Hennessy, Ward, Dann, Cabaye, Loftus-Cheek, Townsend, Schlupp, Benteke, McArthur, Fosu-Mensah, Puncheon.
Subs: Speroni, Van Aanholt, Tomkins, Milivojevic, Lee, Sako, Kelly.

Southampton: Forster, Cedric, Yoshida, Hoedt, Bertrand, Romeu, Lemina, Tadic, Davis, Redmond, Long.
Subs: McCarthy, Stevens, Van Dijk, Targett, Ward-Prowse, Boufal, Gabbiadini.