The Spaniard has been struggling with a hamstring injury for the majority of the season and after featuring for Spain in the international break, Jose Mourinho has opted for Loic Remy as his lone striker.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Campbell
Subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Guedioura, Doyle, Zaha, Gayle, Chamakh
Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy
Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Salah, Drogba, Solanke
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