Crystal Palace XI vs Chelsea FC: Confirmed team news, injury latest, starting lineup for Premier League today

 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Crystal Palace head into today’s Premier League meeting with Chelsea on the back of some bittersweet team news.

James Tomkins is fit to return and James McCarthur is nearing a comeback, though neither are in the starting lineup. Tomkins is on the bench, with McCarthur not yet ready to make the squad.

Chris Richards picked up a knock while on international duty with the USA and is also out, while Nathan Ferguson remains out with a foot injury.


With McArthur not available, Vieira opts for a middle three of Cheick Doucoure, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze, as Jeffrey Schlupp misses out for the first time this season.

Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew, with his work-rate off the ball likely to be key, line up either side of Odsonne Edouard, who gets the nod over Jean-Philippe Mateta through the middle for the hosts.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Ward, Guehi, Mitchell, Eze, Doucoure, Olise, Ayew, Edouard, Zaha.

Subs: Milivojevic, Tomkins, Mateta, Schlupp, Hughes, Johnstone, Ebiowei, Riedewald, Gordon.