Antonio Conte apprises on Chelsea's injuries before Crystal Palace match

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Chelsea claimed three points after a turbulent week, but their performance still left something to be desired as Crystal Palace almost clawed their way back into the match with a display of fighting spirit. Timothy Fosu-Mensah is back in contention after being ineligible to face his parent club, Manchester United.

Chelsea have won only four of their 15 competitive fixtures in 2018, with six of those matches ending in draws and five being losses.

"Compared to the game against Barcelona we were not so good in possession and we missed a lot of last passes, we have to improve in terms of personality when there is pressure from the opposition but the tactics were the same as against Barcelona".

Antonio Conte could reinstate Alvaro Morata as the striker upfront for Chelsea as they host Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday.

Wilfried Zaha (knee injury) is still a week away, at least, while Mamadou Sakho (calf injury), Jason Puncheon and Connor Wickham (knee injuries) are still some distance from fitness. They have fantastic players and are a brilliantly run club, a powerful club.

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If the outing against Manchester City was any indication, then Antonio Conte's men are going through a huge confidence crisis; something, that they have been prone to in the recent past.

That has left them out of the Champions League qualification places in fifth place - and they will remain there whatever happens tomorrow.

Palace's last win in the Premier League came in mid-January when they beat Burnley. With a massive Champions League second leg against Barcelona on Wednesday, Conte's lineup will give a clear indication about his priorities for the remainder of the season.

The French defender will be replacing David Luiz, who will be sold after a show of indiscipline under Conte and having a rough time with the Blues. Only Frank Lampard (147) and Didier Drogba (104) have scored more.

The last time Chelsea lost three home London derbies in a row against the same opposition in the top-flight was vs Arsenal in April 1974.

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The Norwegian striker, a January signing, let off a shot that flew beyond Thibaut Courtois but back off the near post.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson believes Chelsea FC will edge to a comfortable win against Palace, especially with Ivory Coast worldwide Wilfried Zaha sidelined for the Eagles.

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The Eagles have lost all nine Premier League games without Wilfried Zaha this season, scoring just three goals and conceding 21 times.

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