Chelsea head to Selhurst Park in great form having won 10 consecutive league matches and currently stand six points clear at the top of the table.
Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 formation has undoubtedly been a key reason for the Blues success and it’s unlikely he’ll make many changes to his team for this Saturday’s match.
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Thibaut Courtois will remain in goal and proved his value to the side when he made a wonderful last minute save to thwart Sunderland’s Patrick van Aanholt on Wednesday evening.
The back three are also likely to remain the same from the win at the Stadium of Light. David Luiz is revelling in the sweeper role, whilst both Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta have looked comfortable either side of the Brazilian.
The Blues have only conceded two goals in their last 10 matches so will be confident of keeping another clean sheet against a Palace side that showed little ambition during their midweek defeat to Manchester United.
There could be one change to Chelsea’s midfield, as Nemanja Matic is likely to be recalled to the side after being rested for most of the game against Sunderland. That may mean that Wednesday’s match-winner Cesc Fabregas could be the unlucky man to miss out, as Conte will be reluctant to rest N’golo Kante.
Victor Moses and Marcus Alonso should retain their roles as the wing-backs having shown they’re adaptability in the position since the change to the 3-4-3 formation back in October.
Eden Hazard is expected to return to the side after shaking off a minor knock. The Belgian’s return will be good news for fellow forward Diego Costa, as the two have linked up well throughout most of the team’s 10-match winning run.
Hazard’s return is likely to see Willian drop back to the bench, as Pedro is the favourite to take up the role on the right hand side.