The possible Chelsea starting XI for Crystal Palace without Eden Hazard

first_imgChelsea will host Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge when they return to Premier League action this Sunday.The Blues qualified for the Carabao Cup quarter-final on Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over Derby, but have now switched their focus back to early stages of the title race. 2 Maurizio Sarri isn’t sure Eden Hazard will be able to play 90 minutes against Palace center_img Last weekend, Maurizio Sarri was without star man Eden Hazard who missed the match due to a back injury, however the side romped to a 4-0 away triumph at Burnley regardless.Much has been speculated about whether the Belgian would return to the side this weekend, as he also didn’t appear against Derby.Here’s talkSPORT’s predicted line-up:Hazard does not feature in this likely XI, although he could return on Sunday.Sarri has said he does not believe the player is fit to play the full 90 minutes this weekend and that 40 to 45 minutes is more realistic.Therefore, believes the boss will start with Pedro on the left wing as Willian retains his position on the right.Meanwhile, Olivier Giroud is said to be suffering with a leg issue and so is also a doubt, with Alvaro Morata likely to start in his place.last_img

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