Crystal Palace v Chelsea team news: No Diego Costa for the Blues as Willian and Loic Remy start

Loic Remy starts in place of the injured Costa, Palace make one change

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Diego Costa has not managed to recover from injury for Chelsea’s visit to Crystal Palace with the Spanish striker not even good enough for a place on the bench.

Loic Remy starts in place of Costa while Willian comes in for Andre Schurrle with the German suffering from flu.

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Didier Drogba and John Obi Mikel have overcome their respective injury concerns but are only on the bench while Ramires is out completely.

Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 at Stamford Bridge last time out.

Palace make just one change from the team that lost 2-0 to Hull in their last game with Brede Hangeland coming in for the injured Scott Dann.


Here’s how the teams line-up today…

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Campbell

Subs: Mariappa, Guedioura, Doyle, Zaha, Hennessey, Gayle, Chamakh

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy

Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Salah, Drogba, Solanke

Ref: Craig Pawson