Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace: Premier League highlights and recap

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He was understudy to Hazard in 2015, when they won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho, and against under Conte previous year.

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, says his side can not afford to drop more points from now til the end of the season following their recent struggles.

"It's important to have balance within the game, because when we lose our balance it's very hard".

Club captain Gary Cahill also returns to the starting line-up for the first time in the league since the 4-1 defeat to Watford, replacing Antonio Rudiger with a trip to Barcelona on the mind.

The struggle for Chelsea is to secure one of the four Champions League places. With the home advantage, it is important that Chelsea start on a front foot and Kanté will be crucial to the home side in dominating the proceedings at Stamford Bridge against Crystal Palace.

Conte, however, claims last week's snow and cold weather were responsible for the scare and resumed training this week ahead of Saturday's Premier League match against Crystal Palace.

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"We are playing against one of the best teams in the world".

Palace are hoping that Wilfried Zaha, who scored in a shock win over Chelsea the last time these two sides played each other, is fit for this game.

Moses was on the bench for 90 minutes as the Blues did the needful to get all three points from Saturday's game at Stamford Bridge. "The game will be totally different". This means that Townsend should be very motivated to perform at the highest level against one of the best sides in the league, particularly with the World Cup in Russian Federation fast approaching. We have to try to have the same focus, the same attention as the first leg against Barcelona. They have fantastic players, are a brilliantly run and powerful club, and have a very good manager and coaching staff.

"We are talking about a really good player", Conte told reporters when asked about Zaha. It was nearly the ideal game.

The key for Chelsea in these types of games is getting Eden Hazard in possession as much as possible; against City, he led the line and was on the periphery of the encounter.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is the favourite to score in the game, and he is available at the best odds of 21/20 at Bet365.

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