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Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace, Premier League: Confirmed Lineups

New formation day?

Chelsea host Sam Allardyce’s newly rejuvenated Crystal Palace side this Saturday evening; both teams with it all to play for, at opposite ends of the table. As is the case with sides fighting to stay up at this stage of the season and given the Eagles’ recent resurgence, Chelsea may have more of a task on their hands than it may appear on paper.

Let’s remain optimistic as ever though, time to clinch those three points!


Chelsea starting line-up (3-5-2?):

Courtois | Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill(c) | Pedro, Matic, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso | Hazard, Costa

Substitutes from: Begovic, Zouma, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi, Terry, Chalobah

Crystal Palace starting line-up (4-2-3-1):

Hennessey | Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp | Cabaye, Milivojevic | Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend | Benteke

Substitutes from: Speroni, Dann, Ledley, Kaikai, Sako, Delaney, Kelly


Date / Time: Saturday, April 1, 15:00 BST; 10am EDT; 7:30pm IST

Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6

Referee: Craig Pawson

Forecast: Overcast with a drizzle or three.

On TV: none (UK); NBCSN, NBC Universo (USA); Star Sports Select HD2 (India); elsewhere

Streaming online: NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Universo Now (USA); Hotstar (USA); BBC Radio 5 Live (UK; radio only); Chelsea TV (int’l; radio only)


The formation could possibly end up as a 4-2-3-1 as well, with Azpilicueta and Alonso as full-backs and Fabregas playing in behind Costa. Perhaps even 4-3-3? Victor Moses misses out, as expected.

One step at a time, hopefully one step closer to the title! COME ON, CHELSEA!

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