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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Confirmed XIs

Chelsea name a largely familiar team today for their London derby against Crystal Palace, as they look to return to familiar fortunes as they kick off the New Year.

Having come through the festive period unbeaten, the Blues will be looking to shoot up the league under Guus Hiddink after a dismal start to the season.

Nemanja Matic is perhaps the only big name to miss out, as the Serbian can only claim a place on the bench, with John Obi Mikel favoured next to Cesc Fabregas.

Oscar is the preferred Number 10, wedged between flying wingers Eden Hazard and Willian behind the returning Diego Costa.

Pedro is left out as Eden Hazard is moved to the left.

For Palace today, Yohan Cabaye adds to a list of absentees that already includes the likes of Yannick Bolasie and Connor Wickham.

Wilfried Zaha makes his 200th appearance for the Eagles this afternoon, behind Frazier Campbell as Marouane Chamakh drops to the bench.

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