Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Early Team News, Injury Update and Predicted Line Up

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Chelsea go head to head with Palace today with hopes of pushing for their top 4 return

The Blues crumbled out of the top 4 zone following loss to West Bromwich Albion in the previous fixture week.

As this engineered their come back spirit into going to tear down FC Porto in the first leg of their UCL semi finals clash.

Having been named man of the match after the Wednesday show, Jorginho is available to start alongside Matteo Kovaic as both men has been hailed so much by Tuchel.

Chelsea‘s attacking role may continue it’s shady display with Tuchel insisting Tammy Abraham isn’t proven himself enough to win game time.

The manager stated earlier that he holds nothing personal against Abraham and the English man winning game time ahead of Time Werner is solely on his performance.

Abraham after being sidelined for a while from an injury is yet to make an appearance since his return although he was an unused sub on Wednesday night.

Tuchel during his press conference yesterday confirmed he has a risk-free squad meaning everyone is available except the suspended Thiago Silva.

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The fixture today will have Blues reunite with their on-loan striker, Michy Batshuayi who although won’t be allowed to feature for Palace against his mother club.

Victory for Chelsea means returning into the top 4 zone with 54 points and 2 points ahead of West Ham United who will battle 3rd placed West Ham United tomorrow.

While Palace may extend their race to the top 10 zone provided they stun Chelsea with a win today.

Predicted Chelsea line up vs Crystal Palace

Mendy; Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Kante; Kovacic, Mount, Alonso, Hudson-Odoi; Pulisic, Ziyech.

Venue

Selhurst Park

Time

04:30pm GMT

Referee

Micheal Olivier

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