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Team News: Zaha and Sakho On Bench At Chelsea

10 March 2018

Crystal Palace have been boosted by the returns of Wilfried Zaha and Mamadou Sakho to their matchday squad for the visit to Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

After seeing his side come so close to earning a fine result against Manchester United on Monday night, Roy Hodgson has stuck with the same starting XI from that game, but has seen his options from the bench strengthened by Zaha and Sakho's inclusions, as well as Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

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Chelsea meanwhile have made four changes to their team that were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City last Sunday, with Gary Cahill returning to captain the side and N'Golo Kante bolstering their midfield.

Olivier Giroud, who has scored four goals in his past five games against Palace, is also given a start in attack, while Davide Zappacosta is also recalled by Antonio Conte,

Pedro and Victor Moses drop to the bench, while Antonio Rudiger and Danny Drinkwater miss out altogether.

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Christensen, Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Willian, Hazard, Giroud. Subs: Caballero, Moses, Emerson, Ampadu, Bakayoko, Pedro, Morata.

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp, Sørloth, Benteke. Subs: Cavalieri, Souare, Fosu-Mensah, Sakho, Riedewald, Lee, Zaha.

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