Blues manager Jose Mourinho make one change from the team which clinched their first win of the season against West Brom last weekend as Gary Cahill replaces the suspended club captain John Terry.
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Recent signing Pedro is handed his home debut after an sparkling display against the Baggies in which he announced himself to English football with a goal and an assist inside the first 30 minutes at the Hawthorns.
Another new recruit in Abdul Baba Rahman is named on the bench for the first time since joining from Bundesliga outfit Augsburg.
Meanwhile for the Eagles, manager Alan Pardew also makes one change from the team which beat Aston Villa a week ago as Connor Wickham starts in place of Glenn Murray. There is also a place on the bench for Yannick Bolasie, who missed the game against Villa following the unfortunate death of his father.
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