Chelsea v Crystal Palace line-ups: Kante returns as Blues change four, Palace duo back in squad

Gary Cahill and N’Golo Kante return to Chelsea’s starting line-up for the visit of Crystal Palace.

Skipper Cahill was on the bench for the defeat by Manchester City last Sunday, while Kante missed out completely as a precaution after passing out in training.

Davide Zappacosta replaces Victor Moses, while Olivier Giroud starts at the expense of Pedro.

Tiemoue Bakayoko is among the substitutes after overcoming a calf strain, but David Luiz and Ross Barkley remain sidelined.

Antonio Rudiger and Danny Drinkwater, who both started against City, are not in the squad.

Crystal Palace are unchanged following Monday’s defeat by Manchester United, when they were 2-0 up but lost 3-2.

Wilfried Zaha and Mamadou Sakho are both on the bench after recovering from respective knee and calf injuries.

They are joined by loanee Timothy Fosu-Mensah, available again after being ineligible against parent club United.

Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Yohan Cabaye, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jason Puncheon, Bakary Sako, Connor Wickham and Julian Speroni are all still sidelined for the Eagles.

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.
Subs: Caballero, Ampadu, Bakayoko, Emerson, Moses, Pedro, Morata.

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp; Sorloth, Benteke.
Subs: Cavalieri, Sakho, Souare, Fosu-Mensah, Riedewald, Lee, Zaha.