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Team news: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Frank Lampard has made just one enforced change to his starting XI for today's visit to Crystal Palace.

Billy Gilmour comes into the centre of the midfield to replace the injured N'Golo Kante, in the only change to the side which beat Watford 3-0 in our last match on Saturday. It is Gilmour's second start since football resumed and only his second ever in the Premier League.

Elsewhere, Cesar Azpilicueta captains the side from the left again, with Reece James retaining his place at right back in an otherwise unchanged starting XI.

Crystal Palace include two former Blues in their line-up, left-back Patrick van Aanholt and ex-Chelsea captain Gary Cahill.

Crystal Palace (4-1-4-1): Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Dann, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic (c); Ayew, McArthur, Kouyate, Zaha; Benteke

Subs: Hennessey, Meyer, Townsend, Sakho, McCarthy, Woods, Mitchell, Pierrick, Riedewald

Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa, James, Zouma, Christensen, Azpilicueta (c); Mount, Gilmour, Barkley; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic

Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Abraham, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi

Referee: David Coote

Stats recap

Crystal Palace have lost four of their last five home league games against Chelsea, winning the other in October 2017.

None of the last 17 Premier League meetings between the clubs have finished level, with the Blues winning 13 to Palace’s four.

Frank Lampard is looking to become the first English manager to do the league double over Crystal Palace with Chelsea since Dave Sexton in 1971/72.

In the Premier League era we have won seven of our 10 encounters at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea stats

Chelsea have scored two or more goals goals in nine of our last 10 Premier League games, only failing to do so in the 2-0 loss to Manchester United at Stamford Bridge in February.

Mason Mount is the only player to feature in all 33 Premier League games for Chelsea this season.

Ross Barkley has been directly involved in eight goals in his last 10 starts in all competitions (three goals, five assists).

Olivier Giroud has scored four goals in his last seven Premier League games for Chelsea, more than he had netted in his previous 38 appearances (three).

Willian is the first Chelsea player in our history to score a penalty in three consecutive league games.

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