Picking the Best Potential Crystal Palace Lineup to Face Chelsea on Saturday

Relegation candidates ​Crystal Palace will pay a visit to ​Premier League champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in search of three important points. Here's how they could line up for said match.

Goalkeeper

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Wayne Hennessey will start in goal, because it's time for Palace fans to finally face the void.​

Defence

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  • Kelly
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  • Tomkins
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  • van Aanholt
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Palace have several players missing for this match, but Roy Hodgson still has a few options. He is likely to start with impressive youngster Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back, Martin Kelly and James Tomkins at centre-back and former ​Chelsea full-back Patrick van Aanholt on the left defensive flank in hopes of stopping the Blues.

Midfield

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  • Milivojevic
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  • McArthur
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  • Zaha
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​The manager has confirmed that Wilfried Zaha is poised to return against Chelsea after his injury lay-off. 


Zaha scored the winning goal against Antonio Conte's men earlier this season, and Hodgson will be pleased to have him pack for this one. Andros Townsend should also be starting, while Luka Milivojevic and James McArthur are likely to be posted in central midfield.

Forwards

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  • Sorloth
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Former ​Aston Villa and ​Liverpool forward Christian Benteke has only scored twice in 21 Premier League appearances for the Eagles this season, but he does love a goal against Chelsea and should start up front alongside Norwegian forward Alexander Sørloth, who has started the last three Palace fixtures after joining from Midtjylland in January.

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