Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Kick-off time, how to watch on TV and live stream, team news, expected line-ups and odds
Crystal Palace will host Chelsea at Selhurst Park this weekend in search of an unlikely return to winning ways, after they followed up Andros Townsend's heroic goal at the Etihad with a deflating 0-0 draw at home to Cardiff City.
Of the 19 Premier League meetings in the history of the two London sides, Palace have taken the spoils four times. Roy Hodgson will hope his side can overcome the odds and the passing game of Maurizio Sarri's Blues on Sunday.
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Eden Hazard bagged a brace in a 1-2 win at Vicarage Road in a low quality affair on Boxing day to take the three points from the Hornets, a bonus being he surpassed 100 goals for his club. For Crystal Palace defenders, the Belgian will be the man to stop at the weekend.
Here is everything you need to know about the match.
Kick-off: Midday on Sunday 30 December 2018, at Selhurst Park
TV channel: Coverage starts from 11.30am on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. You can stream the match live on Sky Go or via Now TV with sports pass.
Referee: Craig Pawson
Form: Crystal Palace LLWWD, Chelsea DWWLW
Odds: Crystal Palace 7/2, Draw 14/5, Chelsea 7/10
Team news and expected lineups
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The hosts have a near-full squad to choose from. Martin Kelly and Wayne Hennessey are returning from a groin strain and a back problem respectively, while Christian Benteke's injury will likely keep him sidelined until the new year.
For Chelsea, forwards Pedro and Callum Hudson-Odoi are unlikely to feature due to hamstring injuries picked up in the Watford match. Andreas Christensen is still recovering from his hamstring problem and is expected to be out for another week, while Alvaro Morata is 50/50 as to whether he'll feature after twisting his knee recently.
Here's how they could line up:
Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Guaita; Wan Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Meyer, Kouyate, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Zaha, Townsend
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho, Kante; Willian, Giroud, Hazard
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