Confirmed line-up Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Lampard names strange starting eleven

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Chelsea are away to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, and Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has named a rather young squad for this game.

Many had expected Jorginho to start in place of the injured N’Golo Kante, but Frank Lampard went for Billy Gilmour.

Antonio Rudiger was also dropped to the bench for the second game running, while there is a place today on the bench for Michy Batshuayi.

See the teams below

Crystal Palace starting XI: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Cahill, van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Ayew, Benteke, Zaha.

Subs: Meyer, Townsend, Sakho, Hennessey, McCarthy, Woods, Mitchell, Pierrick, Riedewald.

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, James, Zouma, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Gilmour, Barkley, Mount, Willian, Giroud, Pulisic.

Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Abraham, Pedro, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Batshuayi.

Referee: David Coote

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