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January 20 2021 7.22pm

Palace v Chelsea

Selhurst Park, Sunday 1.30pm

Yohan Cabaye

Yohan Cabaye

Team news

Crystal Palace are missing midfielder Yohan Cabaye through suspension after the French international picked up a fifth booking last time out.

Strikers Connor Wickham and Dwight Gayle plus midfielders Yannick Bolasie and Bakary Sako are out with respective injuries. Forward Patrick Bamford's loan spell from Chelsea has ended.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa returns after serving his suspension. Defender Gary Cahill is expected to shake off a minor ankle injury.

However, Radamel Falcao is out with a thigh issue, while Loic Remy has a calf injury and is rated doubtful.

Palace (from): Hennessey, Speroni, Dann, Delaney, Hangeland, Kelly, Souare, Mariappa, Ward, Lee, Ledley, McArthur, McCarthy, Mutch, Puncheon, Campbell, Chamakh, Zaha.

Chelsea (from): Courtois, Begovic, Ivanovic, Fabregas, Zouma, Rahman, Ramires, Oscar, Hazard, Mikel, Traore, Kenedy, Pedro, Remy, Matic, Willian, Cahill, Terry, Blackman, Azpilicueta, Loftus-Cheek, Djilobodji, Costa.


Roy Hodgson

"The results suggest my first year has gone well. I've bonded with the chairman and we have a fanbase second to none.

"We've had an unbelievable year but you can't stand still in the Premier League. I'd like a striker in the window.

"With the bodies we have available I'm confident but Chelsea looked more assured against Man Utd so they're favourites."

Guus Hiddink

"We had two tough games against Watford and Manchester United. The physical intensity was high in both games, but we didn't have big damage."

Chelsea - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
14th 19 5 5 9 20

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
29/08/2015 League Chelsea 1 - 2 Crystal Palace win
03/05/2015 League Chelsea 1 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
18/10/2014 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Chelsea loss
29/03/2014 League Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Chelsea win
14/12/2013 League Chelsea 2 - 1 Crystal Palace loss

All time results

Last meeting

Chelsea 1-2 Palace

Saturday August 29 2015

Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta (Nunes do Nascimento, 68), Fŕbregas, Matic (Loftus-Cheek, 73), Pedro, Willian (Falcao, 66), Hazard, Costa

Subs not used: Begovic, Baba, Mikel, Remy

Goals: Falcao 79

Palace: McCarthy, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souaré, McArthur, Cabaye Booked (Ledley, 82), Puncheon, Sako (Lee, 84), Zaha (Bolasie, 55), Wickham

Subs not used: Mariappa, Hennessey, Gayle, Mutch

Goals: Sako 65, Ward 81

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