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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace, Premier League

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace, Premier League

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace, Premier League

Chelsea have slipped slightly off the pace of the top four sides, with two recent losses, 2-1 to Chelsea and 1-0 to Manchester City, to head into this game five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

The hosts now sit in the relegation zone but a victory on Saturday could propel them out of the drop zone and give them a little bit more hope of stay up. Scroll down to see the confirmed team news.

The hosts will be without the services of Tiemoue Bakayoko, David Luiz and Ethan Ampadu.

Antonio Conte has handed Olivier Giroud a start up front with Alvaro Morata having to make do with a place among the substitutes once again while Pedro drops out as Willian has kept his place in attack.

Roy Hodgson has done a commendable job considering the club had failed to record a single win or goal when he was hired, but injuries to a number of key players have made life hard for the former England manager.

Loanee Timothy Fosu-Mensah is available after being ineligible against parent club Manchester United on Monday.

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Countering this, Palace are without a win in six matches and have lost their last three games with the squad shorn of key players.

Gary Cahill is also recalled in defence with Antonio Rudiger missing out while Davide Zappacosta starts ahead of Victor Moses on the right and Marcos Alonso keeps his place on the left. Chelsea are down on confidence, face Barcelona not long after this game and could be there for the taking.

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace will be looking for a win to move them out of the relegation zone and have already beaten Conte's side this season as well as the corresponding fixture last term. Against Palace, where the onus will be on the Blues to press forward, things will surely be different. "Those two points - more, when you look at the United game - could've made a big difference".

It's likely Conte will call upon an orthodox forward against Palace, and with Hazard operating in a more withdrawn position, he will be able to influence the game.

Palace almost halved the deficit just after the restart when Alexander Sorloth hit the post, but that proved to be one of few opportunities for the visitors, who slipped to a fourth successive league defeat. However, they don't boast the quality needed to get a result at the home of their London rivals.

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