Brilliant injury news for Crystal Palace before Chelsea

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, says his side can not afford to drop more points from now til the end of the season following their recent struggles.

Chelsea are hoping to avoid a third straight Premier League defeat and a third straight defeat against Crystal Palace when they welcome the Eagles to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

"Last week, on Friday, it was very cold".

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has allayed fears over the long-term health of N'Golo Kante and insisted the France midfielder is "fine".

He said: "N'Golo is fine, he trained the whole week".

"After the situation the doctor brought him to have many check-ups, to understand the physical condition", Conte said.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson may stick with Wan Bissaka after his fearless performances
Palace boss Roy Hodgson may stick with Wan Bissaka after his fearless performances

"On Sunday he was well [and could have played] but it was right not to take risks". But he's OK, every check is OK, perfect'.

They are now five points below fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur on the table and having lost their last two games against their visitors, they will have to be at their best to return to winning ways with NairaBet offering (1.35) for that to happen. We need three points and we know very well that we are playing against a good team with talented players.

"Tomorrow, for sure, we have this option to play with Giroud or Morata as number nine".

The Blues are in action tomorrow against Crystal Palace, and they were boosted by the sight of their former captain dropping in at Cobham. A formation with enough attacking intent seems a good choice as we should be the ones taking the game to them, not the other way around. [Andros] Townsend for me is a really good player, Benteke. there are many good players in their squad.

Palace have lost three league games in a row since the draw with Newcastle, a poor run that has further highlighted their dependence on Ivory Coast global Zaha to provide the creative spark and energy to their attack.

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