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Chelsea are back in Premier League action tomorrow afternoon as Crystal Palace face the short trip across London to Stamford Bridge.

This period after the last international break of the season marks the home straight, here the bookmakers have them dead certs to be crowned champions.

The Blues have won all of their last five matches prior to the international break and last time out won a dramatic game against Stoke City 2-1. Gary Cahill scored the winner in the 87th-minute of the game as Chelsea went on to extend their lead at the top of the table.

Antonio Conte’s side are ten points ahead of 2nd place Spurs in the Premier League table while Crystal Palace are just four points off the relegation zone.

The only Concern you can see in Conte’s team right now is the fact that his side are without a clean sheet in their last six league games, a stark contrast to the run of 12 in 16 which preceded it.

Team News

Hazard missed the win over Stoke two weeks ago with a calf injury and missed international games for Belgium. He returned to training on Thursday and could be ready for tomorrow’s game.

Diego Costa and Courtois sustained injuries on international duty, ankle and hip injuries respectively, they are both expected to be fit in time.

Terry is a doubt as is Moses with a calf strain.

Cesc Fabregas will be hoping he returns to the starting line up in place of Nemanja Matic.

Predicted Starting Lineup (3-4-3):

Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz; Willian, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Hazard, Diego Costa, Pedro

Key Stats

Chelsea have won 19 of their last 22 matches in the Premier League.

Chelsea have won 8 of their last 10 matches against Crystal Palace in all competitions.

In their last 10 home matches in the Premier League Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals a game.

Head To Head

Chelsea have dominated this fixture in the Premier League era, winning 12 and losing just two of their last 18 league meetings with Crystal Palace.

At Stamford Bridge Palace have only ever won one top-flight game. The victory came in this fixture last season, when goals from Bakary Sako and Joel Ward cancelled out a Radamel Falcao strike.

Is the game on TV?

The game isn’t broadcast on UK television live but the highlights will be shown on BBC’s Match of the Day on Saturday night at 22:30 GMT.

Prediciton

Crystal Palace have been playing well lately and come to Stamford Bridge in good form. Chelsea are clear favourites and are flying at the moment, we can’t see anything else other than a victory for the blues.

Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace.

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