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Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Chelsea - Premier League

Max Parsons
A summary of Crystal Palace's current form
A summary of Crystal Palace's current form / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Crystal Palace host Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, aiming to get an unlikely first Premier League win since late December.

Patrick Vieira still hasn't seen his men win a league fixture in 2022, with Palace earning draws against Brighton, Norwich and Brentford as well as falling to defeat against West Ham and Liverpool since beating the Canaries 3-0 last calendar year.

A daunting prospect comes their way on Saturday, aiming to get that elusive win against a Chelsea side fresh from lifting the Club World Cup. Here's how Vieira could set out his side.


Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Chelsea

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Tyrick Mitchell
Mitchell is a mainstay at left back / Ryan Pierse/GettyImages

Vicente Guaita (GK) - Got his first clean sheet in four attempts last time out, so should have earned a fourth consecutive Premier League start here.

Joel Ward (RB) - Palace's longest-serving player has started all but one of his side's Premier League outings this term.

Joachim Andersen (CB) - With a healthy squad, Vieira can call upon his first-choice partnership in central defence, meaning a start for Andersen.

Marc Guehi (CB) - Alongside will be Guehi, who could skipper the Eagles against his former club.

Tyrick Mitchell (LB) - Quite incredibly, the 22-year-old has not missed a single match in any competition this campaign.

2. Midfielders

Will Hughes
Will Hughes has been impressive since breaking into the starting XI this season / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Cheikhou Kouyate (CM) - Should be in line for his first appearance since lifting the Africa Cup of Nations title with Senegal.

Will Hughes (CM) - Impressing at the heart of the Palace side and should be set for a tenth consecutive Premier League start.

Jeffrey Schlupp (CM) - With Conor Gallagher ineligible to play against his parent club, Schlupp will be tasked to provide double his usual positive energy from midfield.

3. Forwards

Michael Olise
A real game-changer on his day / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Michael Olise (RW) - Vieira has a lot of options in attack but Olise should come back into the side having started on the bench last time out.

Odsonne Edouard (ST) - Couldn't make an impact in his side's 0-0 draw with Brentford last time out but could be in line for another start, having registered five goal involvements in his previous five league outings.

Wilfried Zaha (LW) - Has been a little hit and miss this campaign but his recent strike against Norwich is explanation enough for why he'll always be one of the first names on the Crystal Palace team sheet.


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