It’s the final Premier League game for the Blues in what has been a mixed 2018 – winning the FA Cup, missing out on Champions League football, two Italian managers and more doubt surrounding the long-term future of Eden Hazard.
However, the focus shifts for now to a tricky away trip south to Selhurst Park and CFCnet’s predicted Chelsea line up vs Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Maurizio Sarri is to be without Pedro who picked up an injury against Watford midweek, and apparently Callum Hudson-Odoi is also a major doubt for the game on Sunday – which means that Eden Hazard could switch back to a wide attacking role and Olivier Giroud back in the centre of attack.
The Chelsea line up vs Crystal Palace is otherwise set to be unchanged for the trip to south London – the Eagles have picked up valuable points over the holiday period, including that three point away win at City.
With the January transfer window opening within 48 hours of this game kicking off on Sunday, will the team look any different in the coming weeks? Blues fans will hope so and that Sarri will have even more quality to pick from for his Chelsea XI.
How Chelsea Could Line Up Against Crystal Palace
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defence: Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso
Midfield: Jorginho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N’Golo Kante
Attack: Willian, Eden Hazard, Olivier Giroud
How To Watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Live Stream
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