Predicted Chelsea Starting XI To Take On Crystal Palace – Torres To Return?

By on December 12, 2013

Chelsea entertain Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon looking to close the gap at the top of the Premier League.

The Blues head into the weekend action sitting five points off leaders Arsenal but with the Gunners taking on Man City and Liverpool playing Tottenham on Sunday, Jose Mourinho’s men can take advantage by securing all three points against the Eagles.

Mourinho made some changes to his line-up for Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Steaua Bucharest so is expected to recall a number of first team players. Petr Cech will come back in between the sticks for Mark Schwarzer while Cesar Azpilicueta could be restored at left-back with Ashley Cole dropping back to the bench.

Frank Lampard may get a rest after starting in midweek with Ramires the man likely to come back in, while Andre Schurrle could be recalled after a two-goal performance against Stoke last week. Fernando Torres is expected to be recalled in place of Demba Ba up front, despite the Senegalese hitman having a hand in Chelsea’s winner on Wednesday.

Here is the line-up Mourinho could go with:

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What do you think of our line-up? What would be your team? Share your suggestions below.



  1. Kelly

    December 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Play whosover u want mou


    December 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    My lineup: Cech,.iva,Azpi,Terry, David, Mikel, Ramires, Mata, Schurrle, Hazard, Ba.

  3. Sherif

    December 12, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    My line up,,cech, ivanovic,david,terry,cole,ramires,mikel,william,mata,hazard,shurlle

  4. jude uhumagho

    December 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    i love chelsea some much that i hate man u…lol

  5. faisal

    December 13, 2013 at 3:55 am

    My line up: Cech, cole, terry,luiz, ivaanovic, lampard, hazard, mata, willian, Ba, schurrle

  6. Justice valentine

    December 13, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Lampard and torres should start the game period.

  7. Justice valentine

    December 13, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Lampard and torres should not start the game period.

  8. Justice valentine

    December 13, 2013 at 7:54 am

    No i made a mistake. Lampard and torres should not start the game period.

  9. buchi

    December 13, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Cech,azpi terry,cahil,ramires,luiz,oscar mata(as 10),hazard,torres or Eto’o…schurrle and willians should come from bench.

  10. mmaduakolam samuel

    December 13, 2013 at 9:22 am

    chelsea playing without davide luiz is like taking a risk,imaging six goals(6) in 2 matches. Tomorrow u wil play john terry again.continue benching de blues rea guys,no problem

  11. afeez rouff

    December 13, 2013 at 9:51 am


  12. happy emmanuel asukwo

    December 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    mourinho wat z happening wit mata i dnt think weda ur head z correct self, y dnt u go wit dis lineup cech, ivanovic, liuz, cahil, cole, ramires, mikel, mata, hazard, willian, den schurrle upfront. Jose am nt happy wit u bcos of hw u treated juan mata my main man, up chelsea.

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