Chelsea travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday to take on Crystal Palace with Antonio Conte’s side looking to make it 11 consecutive Premier League wins.
The Italian has overseen an incredible turnaround over the last two months, and it has resulted in his club sitting six points clear at the top of the table ahead of kick off.
He’ll hope to extend that lead ahead of the remaining fixtures this weekend in order to pile the pressure on their title rivals. but it won’t be an easy outing.
Palace are desperate for the points too but for very different reasons, with Alan Pardew’s side sitting just three points above the relegation zone.
In turn, he’ll hope to see them step up to the occasion and deliver a top performance to put Chelsea under pressure and force them to earn a positive result.
As for the visitors, Cesc Fabregas is back on the bench despite scoring the winning goal at Sunderland in midweek, while Eden Hazard returns after missing that game through injury.
Pedro drops out while Nemanja Matic takes up his usual spot in midfield, but aside from that, it’s business as usual for Conte and his players.
Chelsea team: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Diego Costa, Hazard. #CRYCHE
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