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Team News: Ledley and Puncheon Return

17 December 2016

Crystal Palace have made two changes to their side to face Antonio Conte’s high-flying Chelsea, with Joe Ledley and Jason Puncheon returning to the fold.

The Welsh midfielder comes in for Mathieu Flamini, while Puncheon is available again after suspension to take Chung-yong Lee’s place from the Eagles XI that lost narrowly to Manchester United three days ago.

Having claimed 10 wins in a row, the Blues will be looking for number 11 this afternoon but will do so having made two changes to their line-up from Wednesday's 1-0 win at Sunderland.

The goalscorer from that game Cesc Fabregas is dropped to the bench with Nemanja Matic returning, and Eden Hazard recovers from injury to come back into the side ahead of Pedro.

Palace: Hennessey, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Puncheon, Ledley, Cabaye, McArthur, Puncheon, C. Benteke. Subs: Speroni, Fryers, Husin, Mutch, Townsend, Lee, Campbell.

Chelsea: Courtois, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Moses, Matic, Kante, Willian, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Pedro, Batshuayi.

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