The Chelsea line up vs Crystal Palace is likely to see some enforced changes, with Fikayo Tomori, Mateo Kovacic and N’Golo Kante all ruled-out prior to kick-off.

The games come thick and fast for the Blues with a trip to south London and Selhurst Park on Tuesday for game 34 of this Premier League season, with just five games remaining, every point counts en route to Champions League qualification.

In the regular pre-match press conference, manager Frank Lampard told reporters, via Chelsea FC official, that Jorginho has been patient and professional and indicated a start may be in the plans on Tuesday;

He’s been very professional about it. He wants to play as every player does. One of the hardest parts of the job is telling a player they’re not playing, particularly when they train well, and Jorginho always trains well.”

He has handled it professionally, and that’s what I would expect. It’s important players over the course of a long season, in a competitive squad like we have, are there to support other players when they’re playing and they’re out. We’ll see with my selection tomorrow whether he plays.”

With midfield options looking a little thin, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Italian international slot back in for his first appearance since the restart of the Premier League. Billy Gilmour remains another option available for the Chelsea line up vs Crystal Palace.

Reece James and César Azpilicueta are expected to be Lampard’s two full-backs, with Christian Pulisic and Willian playing either side of Olivier Giroud up-front.

Should Leicester drop points in their game versus Arsenal today and Chelsea win, the Blues would move into third place with just four games left to play.

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