Confirmed: Crystal Palace and Chelsea line-ups

The Crystal Palace Eagle

Here is how Crystal Palace and Chelsea will line up this weekend:

Crystal Palace welcome Chelsea to Selhurst Park this afternoon, as the Eagles seek to maintain their impressive form so far this season.

Alan Pardew’s men are currently seventh in the Premier League table and a win against the Blues will take them to within just a point of the Champions League places – at least until Tottenham’s match finishes later in the day.

Chelsea have very different concerns, with the reigning champions still just three points clear of the bottom three with 19 matches played.

Palace are chasing what would be a first ever league double over Chelsea but interim manager Guus Hiddink will be hoping to get a victory to ring in 2016 in the best possible way.

That will be easier said than done with Chelsea without a victory in their last seven away games in the league, so Palace will know they have a great chance of inflicting even more woes on their latest opponents.

C. Palace lineup

Starting:

  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Scott Dann
  • Damien Delaney
  • Pape Souaré
  • Joel Ward
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Lee Chung-yong
  • James McArthur
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Fraizer Campbell

Substitutes: Alex McCarthy, Martin Kelly, Joe Ledley, Jordon Mutch, Bakary Sako, Jonathan Williams, Marouane Chamakh.

Chelsea lineup

Starting:

  • Thibaut Courtois
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Kurt Zouma
  • Cesc Fàbregas
  • Eden Hazard
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Oscar
  • Willian
  • Diego Costa

Substitutes: Asmir Begovic, Baba Rahman, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Nemanja Matic, Ramires, Bertrand Traore, Pedro.

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