Eden Hazard has been passed fit to start Chelsea’s clash with Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge with Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa also in the starting line-up.
The 26-year-old missed Belgium’s games against Greece and Russia due to a calf problem but is back in action as Antonio Conte’s side return to Premier League matters.
Thibaut Courtois, Victor Moses and Costa were also minor doubts for the game against Sam Allardyce’s side but all except Moses (who is still nursing an injury) feature while Willian has to make do with a place on the bench.
Chelsea return to action knowing they are just seven wins away from be crowned champions but face a resurgent Eagles’ side that have won their last three games in a row.
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Pedro, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Fabregas, Diego Costa, Hazard.
Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Terry, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp; Milivojevic, Cabaye; Puncheon, Zaha, Townsend; Benteke.
Subs: Speroni, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Ledley, Kaikai, Sako.