[Teams] Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Confirmed line-ups from Stamford Bridge
Chelsea will look to cement their place in the top four with a win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge at lunchtime. Here are the line-ups:
Chelsea will look to cement their place in the top four with a win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge at lunchtime.
Frank Lampard has made some changes from the side that drew 4-4 with Ajax in the Champions League with Reece James coming in for Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back to make his first start in the Premier League.
N’Golo Kante is fit to return in midfield in place of the suspended Jorginho who’ll serve a one match ban after accumulating five yellow cards this season. Mateo Kovacic keeps his place in the middle of the park.
Mason Mount has handed Chelsea an injury boost as he’s recovered from a minor ankle knock to start in midfield while Willian and Christian Pulisic keep their places in attack. Tammy Abraham once again starts up front with Michy Batshuayi Olivier Giroud having to settle for places on the bench.
Emerson Palmeiri replaces Marcos Alonso at left-back while Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori keep their places at the heart of the Chelsea back four so Andreas Christensen must settle for a place among the substitutes this afternoon.
Here are the confirmed line-ups:
Kepa, James, Tomori, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Mount, Pulisic, Abraham
Subs: Christensen, Caballero, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi, Azpilicueta, Gilmour
Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha, Ayew
Subs: Dann, Hennessey, Schlupp, Benteke, McCarthy, Kelly, Riedewald
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