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Team News: Palace Unchanged For Chelsea

29 March 2014


Crystal Palace are unchanged for this afternoon's London derby against Chelsea at Selhurst Park. 

Tony Pulis has picked the same starting XI that lost cruelly to Newcastle United at St James' Park last time out.

That means Cameron Jerome will once again operate as the lone striker, with Joe Ledley expected to play in the hole just behind the on-loan Stoke City frontman.

Adrian Mariappa starts for the third consecutive game at right back, which means Joel Ward continues on the opposite side of the back four. 

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea are without the suspended Ramires and injured striker Samuel Eto'o for today's game at Selhurst Park, but the Blues have plenty of strength in depth to call upon in their places. 

Fernando Torres starts on his own up front, with David Luiz continuing to deputise for Ramires in a holding midfield role. 

Frank Lampard also comes into the side in place of Oscar, as Mourinho keeps one eye on the Champions League tie with Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday.

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Puncheon, Ledley, Bolasie, Jerome. 

Crystal Palace subs: Hennessey, Parr, McCarthy, O'Keefe, Bannan, Ince, Murray.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Matic, Lampard, Schurrle, Hazard, Torres.

Chelsea subs: Hilario, Kalas, Mikel, Willian, Salah, Oscar, Ba.


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