Aston Villa to take on Crystal Palace with one noticeable absentee from Eagles’ dugout

Roy Hodgson will not be on the Crystal Palace bench for today’s trip to Villa Park

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Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has been taken ill ahead of his side’s Premier League visit to Aston Villa today.

The 76-year-old will not be at Villa Park, but will be in contact with coach Paddy McCarthy, who will take the team alongside Ray Lewington.

Hodgson agreed to stay on as Palace manager for another year in the summer after returning to the club last season and has guided Palace to seven points from their opening four games.

Villa go into the game against the Eagles looking to put to bed their 3-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield prior to the international break.

Boss Unai Emery makes one change to the side that lost to the Reds, with Nicolo Zaniolo replacing the injured Diego Carlos.