Crystal Palace vs Chelsea predicted line-ups: Team news ahead of Premier League fixture today

Crystal Palace welcome Chelsea to Selhurst Park today as the away side’s pursuit of a top-four place in the Premier League continues.

The Blues will take encouragement from their 2-0 midweek win against Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, a positive reaction to their first defeat under Thomas Tuchel – a surprise 5-2 loss to West Brom last weekend.

Mid-table Palace, meanwhile, have one victory, one defeat and three draws in their last five performances, having recorded a draw with Everton in their most recent outing.

Here’s everything you need to know about the top-flight match.

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When is it?

The game will kick off at 5.30pm BST today.

How can I watch it?

The fixture will air live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with subscribers also able to stream it live on the broadcaster’s website and SkyGo app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

Michy Batshuayi is ineligible to face his parent club, while six of his Palace team-mates in Nathaniel Clyne, Nathan Ferguson, Mamadou Sakho, James McCarthy, James Tomkins and James McArthur are all likely to miss out due to injuries.

For Chelsea, centre-back Thiago Silva is the only confirmed absentee following his red card against West Brom last weekend.

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Predicted line-ups

Palace: Guaita; Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Van Aanholt; Ayew, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Eze; Zaha, Benteke

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rudiger; Hudson-Odoi, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Ziyech, Pulisic; Abraham

Odds

Palace: 6/1

Draw: 14/5

Chelsea: 8/15

Prediction

Chelsea to build on their fine victory over Porto. Palace 0-2 Chelsea.

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