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Hazard surprise expected, predicted Chelsea line-up vs Crystal Palace

Timothy Aiyeku

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Chelsea will look forward to extending their unbeaten run of the season when they meet Crystal palace on Sunday evening at the Stamford Bridge.

The expectation for the game, especially for Chelsea fans will be nothing short of a win but they will be more delighted to have Belgium international Eden Hazard back to the team either as a starter or coming in from the bench.

Manager Maurizio Sarri who had an interview ahead of the game refused to make any claim on the return of Hazard to the team as he claims he does not know but there are suggestions that he might be a surprise pick for the game having begun his recovery.

The Prediction for the line-up will not be too different from the players that have been used in subsequent games especially with the goalkeeper and defenders as Kepa Arrizabalaga is not a doubt for the day.

Also, it is likely we see a line-up of Alonso, Antonio Rudiger, David Luiz and Azpillcueta at the defence in what could be a 4-3-3 formation.

Ross Barkley is already becoming a major part of the team, hence he could line up with Jorginho and French powerhouse, N’golo Kante at the middle.

Should Hazard returns to the team, Pedro will be the drop in the attack to add up with Willian and Morata up front.

A win for Chelsea will match them with the same points with Liverpool after the Reds had a 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday evening.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.