Potential Chelsea lineup against Crystal Palace: Hazard in contention; Barkley to start

Sarri tells Moses he is free to leave Chelsea

Sarri tells Moses he is free to leave Chelsea

"I said to him "Don't forget, there's always a place for you here; if you are moving on we'd love to have you back, but I'm now expecting you to go to Russian Federation to do extremely well for England and I'm expecting Chelsea to welcome you back with open arms".

Live coverage of the game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Only Wolves have used fewer players than Chelsea in the Premier League so far this season.

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Hazard was only fit enough for a place on the bench on his return from a back injury and his creative spark was badly missed as Chelsea laboured until his introduction just after the hour mark. He also improved from a technical point of view and now he is able to play more with the team. While the conventional wisdom at the start of the season was that only Liverpool could challenge Manchester City for the title, Chelsea have showed they are genuine contenders.

The same is true of seven of Chelsea's 10 matches, indicating that they too tend to do much of their best work when teams tire late on.

Up ahead in attack, the good news is that Eden Hazard is available.

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However, Sarri has switched back to an unorthodox four-man defence to leave Alonso with less cover at the back and the former Bolton star has been forced to adopt more defensive responsibility this term.

In the middle of the park, the only sticking point is the choice between Mateo Kovacic and Ross Barkley.

Palace should welcome Wilfried Zaha back in to the side after he recovered from a minor shoulder problem that kept him out of the League Cup defeat to Middlesbrough.

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Derby manager Frank Lampard was pleased to receive a warm welcome from the Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge.

Key Stat: Both teams have scored in the past three meetings between Chelsea and Crystal Palace. Had he been partnered by a proper striker, then who knows what might have possible in this game and where they might sit in the table, instead of 14th with only eight goals to their name.

MF Jorginho, 7 - Was slightly at fault for Palace's goal as James McArthur slipped in Townsend from the space he usually occupies, but the Italy worldwide kept Chelsea's passing and pressing ticking over while making a few more interceptions than usual to snuff out counter-attacks.

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