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Palace XI v Chelsea: Predicted lineup and confirmed team news


Andersen has not featured in pre-season since his £17milliom move from Lyon but he has trained this week and is in contention to make his Palace debut at Stamford Bridge.

Luka Milivojevic will miss the game against Chelsea due to personal reasons.

New signing Michael Olise is out with a back problem, while Eberechi Eze is recovering from the serious Achilles injury he sustained at the end of last season.

Speaking about on Friday, new Palace manager Patrick Vieira said: “We all know about the long-term injuries. So far everybody is feeling good and is ready to start the season.

“We’re going to do our last training this afternoon and he [Joachim Andersen] will be part of the squad for the first game.

“Michael Olise is feeling better and in the next two weeks will be starting work on the field.

“Luka [Milivojevic] is not going to be with us for the game v Chelsea. He’s been missing the last couple of games for personal reasons.”

Palace predicted XI: Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Guehi, Mitchell, McArthur, Riedewald, Schlupp, Zaha, Mateta, Ayew.

Palace squad from: Remi Matthews, Jack Butland, Vicente Guaita, Joel Ward, Tyrick Mitchell, James Tomkins, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Nathaniel Clyne, Martin Kelly, Nathan Ferguson, Cheikhou Kouyate, James McArthur, Conor Gallagher, Jairo Riedewald, Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jeffrey Schlupp, Christian Benteke

Injured: Eberechi Eze (Achilles), Michael Olise (back), Luka Milivojevic (personal reasons), Nathan Ferguson (Achilles)


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