Zaha and Ayew lead Crystal Palace against Samatta’s Aston Villa

The Eagles’ quest to remove their defeat to Chelsea rests on the shoulders of the African duo

Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew have already been named in Crystal Palace’s starting lineup against Mbwana Samatta’s Aston Villa in Sunday’s Premier League outing.

The Eagles enter into this clash following Tuesday’s disappointing 3-2 home defeat to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at the Selhurst Park Stadium.

Against already-relegated Claret and Blue, they might be targeting their sixth away win this season. To achieve that, Roy Hodgson will undoubtedly be relying on the African duo.

Since scoring against Bournemouth – which saw him eclipse Tony Yeboah’s record since the highest-scoring Ghanaian in the Premier League history, the 28-year-old moved on a run of four games without a goal as that he aims his first double-figure in England.

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Also in the Eagles’ lineup is Senegal’s Cheikhou Kouyate, while Ghana’s Jeffrey Schlupp remains frozen from the team.

For Aston Villa, Samatta is anticipated to lead the line for Dean Smith’s team in addition to Egypt’s Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’.

Trezeguet’s compatriot Ahmed Elmohamady and Zimbabwe international Marvelous Nakamba begins the game from the bench.