Thomas Tuchel is likely to stick to his default tactics at Chelsea as the Blues go into the weekend looking for a win as well as keeping a clean sheet to boost their top four chances.
Minus Saturday’s woeful 5-2 defeat against lowly West Brom which ended the German’s 14-game unbeaten start as head coach, the Blues have looked defensively solid.
The Blues bounced back in style after their humiliating defeat to Westbrom last weekend as they defeated Porto 2-0 in the first leg of their UCL quarter final clash.
Heading up into the weekend, Thomas Tuchel was handed a triple injury boost before Porto clash during the week.
Kante, who picked up an injury while on international duty last month, and Christian Pulisic who was injured against West Bromwich Albion, as well as Tammy Abraham are all fit and available for selection.
At the moment, there are currently no injury issues in Chelsea’s first team squad as confirmed by Thomas Tuchel in his recent press conference.
This occurrence, although good, might cause little problems in terms of selection tonight for Thomas Tuchel.
With everyone fit and ready to start, Chelsea are expected to stick to their usual 3-4-3 default formation which has been used by Tuchel.
We expect Tammy Abraham to feature for the first time in quite a long while for Chelsea against Crystal Palace.
Predicted Chelsea XI against Crystal Palace: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Chilwell, Jorginho, Kante, Hudson-Odoi; Mount, Abraham, Werner.