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The teams: Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Eden Hazard begins today's game on the bench following the back problem which kept him out of the previous three matches.

Maurizio Sarri names the same side which won at Burnley a week ago in our most recent Premier League outing. That means Willian and Pedro flanking Alvaro Morata in attack and in-form Ross Barkley, who has scored in his last three Chelsea appearances, again preferred to Mateo Kovacic in midfield. 

Crystal Palace make one change from their side which drew at home to Arsenal in their last league game. Max Meyer comes in for Jordan Ayew who is on the bench.  

Chesea are expected to line up as follows:

Kepa; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Morata, Willian.

Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Hazard.

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic (c), Meyer, McArthur, Kouyate, Townsend, Zaha. 

Subs: Guaita, Schlupp, Kelly, Puncheon, Riedewald, Sorloth, Ayew.

Today’s referee is Michael Oliver.
 

- You can follow live updates from today's game via the Match Centre, which can be accessed here, or through the 5th Stand app where there will also be live audio commentary. 

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