Crystal Palace are without captain Scott Dann for the crucial visit of Swansea, with Damien Delaney replacing him at the heart of the defence
Dann has a slight hamstring injury, giving Delaney a chance to reclaim his place after suspension.
Joe Ledley comes into midfield at the expense of Mathieu Flamini, who drops to the bench.
Wilfried Zaha has been given special dispensation to play before going to the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.
Bakary Sako, who has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park, is once again among the subtitutes.
Swansea, who confirmed former Chelsea and Fulham coach Paul Clement as their new boss earlier in the day, make three changes.
Federico Fernandez comes in for Jordi Amat in defence, while Jay Fulton and Jack Cork replace Nathan Dyer and Leroy Fer.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Kelly, Delaney, Tomkins, Ward; Ledley, Cabaye; Townsend, Puncheon, Zaha; Benteke.
Subs: Speroni, Lee, Mutch, Flamini, Phillips, Sako, Campbell.
Swansea: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Taylor; Fulton, Ki, Cork; Routledge, Llorente, Sigurdsson.
Subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Van Der Hoorn, Fer, Barrow, Dyer, Borja.