Predicted Chelsea line-up against Crystal Palace: Third time's the charm

Predicted Chelsea line-up against Crystal Palace: Third time's the charm

Predicted Chelsea line-up against Crystal Palace: Third time's the charm

Palace had beaten Chelsea in their previous two encounters and won on their past two visits to Stamford Bridge, but they have now lost four games in succession and remain in the bottom three.

The focus is firmly on securing a top-four berth, but the West Londoners trail fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur by five points.

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With Manchester United facing Liverpool earlier in the day, one of the Blues' rivals for a UEFA Champions League place is guaranteed to drop points.

Pedro of Chelsea dejected after conceding to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on March 4, 2018, in Manchester, England.

To have been leading 2-0 and in complete control of the game and then falling to a last-minute loss must have been galling for Palace, especially after they conceded a late victor against Tottenham in their previous game.

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, says his side can not afford to drop more points from now til the end of the season following their recent struggles.

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Roy Hodgson's hopes of steering Crystal Palace to safety have been put at risk by a spate of injuries at the wrong time. Olivier Giroud is also off the mark for the Blues and will eager for an opportunity to get some more goals under his belt against the lowly Eagles.

The hosts have kept five clean sheets in their last six league games at Stamford Bridge.

"They've played two of the top teams, and lost in the last minute in both of them". We are talking about a player with great experience.

"No, normally when you come up against a team who are not having the best of times, that can be very risky", he said. It is an important game and we want to try to get three points. "We're playing against a really good team, with talented players". The return of key players in due course will help them start winning games against sides around them in the league.

But the winger is a doubt to start against Chelsea on Saturday after suffering a knee injury at the start of February. There is Benteke. There are many good players in this squad.

Defenders David Luiz (ankle) and Ethan Ampadu (hamstring) and midfielder Ross Barkley (hamstring) are out, but midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is available again.

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