Chelsea early starting lineup ahead of their game against Crystal Palace later today in the English Premier League. The Champions of the World are now back to carry on for their fight to narrow down the gap between them and number one Manchester City. Chelsea Vs Crystal Palace won't be an easy game for both teams who will be looking to make it count after the final whistle later today. Edouard Mendy who made his return against Palmeiras in the Club World Cup final will be taking over his position once again as the goalkeeper. The trio of Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rudiger all will be ensuring nothing get past them as they occupy the defensive position. Mateo Kovacic and NGolo Kante occupies the middle of the park while Cesar Azpilicueta and Callum Hudson Odoi are on wings duty for the Blues going forward. A front three of Hakim Ziyech, Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz will all be doing the attacking as it is possible for them to switch to a two man attack and the Belgian playing alone upfront. This is how the Blues are expected to play against Crystal Palace later today in the English Premier League encounter.