Conte Makes 4 Changes: Predicted Chelsea Line-Up vs Crystal Palace

By on October 12, 2017

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Chelsea will look to bounce back from their defeat to Manchester City when they take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

Here is the side we think Antonio Conte will pick for the game:

Goalkeeper: Chelsea number one Thibaut Courtois will once again keep goal between the sticks with Willy Cabellero back-up on the bench.

Defence: David Luiz is back in contention after serving his three-game suspension so we should see the Brazilian international restored in the middle of defence with Andreas Christensen dropping out.

Conte may decide to give Gary Cahill a rest ahead of their Champions League showdown with AS Roma next week so Antonio Rudiger could line-up alongside Cesar Azpilicueta in defence.

Midfield: Chelsea have been hit by a major blow with the news that N’Golo Kante is facing weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury so Conte has a void to fill in midfield.

With Danny Drinkwater still not fully recovered from a niggling calf injury the Blues boss may opt to switch formation slightly with Cesc Fabregas lining-up alongside Tiemoue Bakayoko in a midfield two.

Davide Zappacosta is pushing for a recall but I think we’ll see Victor Moses keep his place in the right wing-back position while Marcos Alonso should once again start on the left.

Attack: Alvaro Morata is set to miss out with a hamstring injury that he sustained while away with the Spain squad during the international break so the door is open for Michy Batshuayi to be given a chance up front.

Eden Hazard impressed for his country over the past two weeks so he’ll be looking to continue that form with Chelsea this weekend while Pedro is favourite to come back in to the attack ahead of Willian after both players were named on the bench against City last time out.

Here is how we think Chelsea will line-up:

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15 Comments

  1. oladosu kola

    October 12, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    i tink chelsea will miss morata bcous batsuayi is not qualify for striking roll

    • Aare

      October 13, 2017 at 2:57 am

      Mumu, that’s what you are.

  2. Robert

    October 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I think we will collect three points

  3. Logo monday

    October 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    tank u conte for start Pedro no doubt che will win

  4. solo

    October 13, 2017 at 4:41 am

    win for Chelsea goals from hazard Pedro n fab

  5. Maboroje Sean Ademola

    October 13, 2017 at 6:27 am

    Lets be hopeful that Batsman will prove us wrong and score on Saturday but I am sure we are going to win tomorrow… Up Blues !!!

  6. Benjamin

    October 13, 2017 at 7:51 am

    batsman use your opportunity wisely please

  7. sharpzy gizy

    October 13, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Hope to see musonda start ahead of Pedro since we are sure to get 3points.. Pedro can rest ahead of As Roma clash…… KTBFFH

  8. Nelly

    October 13, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Thanks for benching Cahill,even i don’t trust Bats

  9. weldon

    October 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

    we are tied of luiz willian game style also moses are not creating like before…give orther players that chance.

  10. Mushure

    October 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    ya chelsea will get 3 points bt Batsman is nt gud enough,the must act positively in january

  11. PROSPER UKPABI

    October 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    3 POINT IN THE BAG FOR CFC.

  12. Gilbert

    October 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I think this is the right time for Luiz to begin playing in the midfield because he even makes many mistakes in the defence

  13. Sunday

    October 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Chelsea up

  14. Flourishsam

    October 13, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Why are we not trusting batman enough? He is scoring goals for club and country pls lets give him a chance cfc will cary d day

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