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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace preview, team news, kick-off

Christian Pulisic set for a return to Chelsea’s matchday squad but Hakim Ziyech remains sidelined; Crystal Palace have players back in training, but not fit for Saturday – watch free match highlights shortly after full-time on Sky Sports’ digital platforms and YouTube channel

Friday 2 October 2020 14:53, UK

Team news and stats ahead of Chelsea vs Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday (kick-off 12.30pm).

Team news

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard confirmed Christian Pulisic is expected to be among the substitutes against Crystal Palace as he continues his comeback from a hamstring injury.

However, the game will come too soon for summer signing Hakim Ziyech – who will miss out again – while Billy Gilmour is “progressing well” and could be fit again in the coming weeks.

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Crystal Palace have seen Gary Cahill, James Tomkins, Scott Dann and Patrick van Aanholt back in training this week, although they will not be fit to feature at Stamford Bridge having yet to play this season.

Elsewhere, Jeffrey Schlupp remains the only major absentee for Roy Hodgson.

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