Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha to make Chelsea clash

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Giroud is in a good form now and working every day. "On Friday it was very cold and after the training session he passed out briefly in the dressing room".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he retained faith in strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud despite choosing to deploy Eden Hazard up front in last week's defeat against Manchester City in the Premier League.

"David Luiz is injured, and also Barkley, and then I have to check a couple of situations", he said. Conte waited until the 78th minute to introduce Giroud and brought on Morata with only one minute to play.

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening. We want to try to get three points.

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"The teams ahead of us are going with a great velocity and it is important for us to not drop points in games, and in the future exploit the games we have at home".

"(Against Palace) for sure we have this option to play with Giroud or Morata as number nine.

Palace have lost three league games in a row since the draw with Newcastle, a poor run that has further highlighted their dependence on Ivory Coast worldwide Zaha to provide the creative spark and energy to their attack.

"I trust them both and for sure I'm working with them both to bring them in the best physical form and best condition". The wing backs should see some rotation as Emerson and Zappacosta come in, the former replacing Alonso who had just come back from an injury prior to United, a rest possibly being a good choice for him before our vital Champions League clash (a fresh Alonso is the best kind of Alonso). Our confidence is normal. The odds are very long and due to this reason, we should look at a smaller sized bet. [Andros] Townsend for me is a really good player, Benteke. there are many good players in their squad.

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