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Team News: Mariappa One Of Three Changes

3 May 2015


Ahead of today's game against Chelsea, Alan Pardew has made three changes to his side to take on Chelsea this afternoon.

The Palace manager selects Adrian Mariappa from the start for the first time since taking over in January, as the Jamaican international comes in in place of Martin Kelly.

Elsewhere Mile Jedinak is named on the bench with Joe Ledley returning to the side, and Jordon Mutch also comes in ahead of Glenn Murray.

As they aim to clinch the Premier League title today, Jose Mourinho has made two changes to the side that beat Leicester City in midweek.

Thibaut Courtois comes back in goal ahead of Petr Cech in their only alteration as they search for the three points that will tie up the championship, and after Ramires was initially selected in the starting 11 he has fallen ill and is replaced by Juan Cuadrado.

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilecueta, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Matic, Fabregas, Cuadrado, Willian, Drogba, Hazard. Subs: Cech, Luis, Zouma, Mikel, Ake, Loftus-Cheek, Remy.

Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Ledley, McArthur, Puncheon, Mutch, Zaha, Bolasie. Subs: Hennessey, Hangeland, Kelly, Jedinak, Lee, Sanogo, Murray.

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