Eden Hazard to start? – Predicted 4-3-3 Chelsea line-up to face Crystal Palace

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Chelsea face Crystal Palace after their incredible 3-2 win over Derby in the Carabao Cup. The Blues fielded a much-changed side against the Championship team, and all goals came in a crazy first half.

Maurizio Sarri should revert to his first-choice XI as they face a sprightly Palace side that drew against Arsenal in their previous game.

We could see Eden Hazard back in the starting XI as we look to keep the pressure on the top of the table

Predicted Chelsea XI

Formation: 4-3-3

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK)

Kepa was given a break in the Carabao Cup game and should return to the starting XI on Sunday.

Cesar Azpilicueta (RB)

Azpilicueta was rested in the last game against Derby and will have a tough time dealing with Wilfried Zaha on Sunday.

David Luiz Chelsea

David Luiz

David Luiz (CB)

The Brazilian has been one of our more consistent players under Sarri and should return to the side for the derby.

Antonio Rudiger (CB)

Rudiger is the partner to Luiz in the heart of the defence, and we shouldn’t see any reason for Sarri to change them.

Marcos Alonso (LB)

The left-back is possibly one of the best in the world and should replace Emerson Palmieri in the starting XI.

Jorginho (CM)

The Italian is the maestro in midfield and we cannot see a starting XI without him in the Premier League for Chelsea.

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Ross Barkley (CM)

Barkley has shone under Sarri this season and he should start for the Blues on Sunday.

N’Golo Kante (CM)

Kante played the entire game against the Rams in midweek but he is crucial to the team and should make it to the starting XI.

Eden Hazard (LW)

The Belgian missed the last two games for the club but should be fit and raring to go for this important derby.

Olivier Giroud Chelsea

Olivier Giroud (ST)

It was a surprise seeing Alvaro Morata play in the previous game, so Sarri should be rotating his strikers on Sunday.

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Pedro (RW)

The Spaniard got a few important minutes in the Carabao Cup clash and should partner Hazard on the other wing.

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