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Team news: Palace unchanged as McCarthy returns to squad

Roy Hodgson has named an unchanged starting XI for the third match running as the Eagles take on Chelsea this afternoon, making two tweaks to his 20-man squad.

With Michy Batshuayi ineligible to face his parent club, Hodgson has been able to name James McCarthy back in the Palace squad. McCarthy has recently returned to full fitness, as confirmed by Hodgson pre-match.

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The starting XI remains untouched, however, with Hodgson fielding the same side that kicked-off in a win over West Bromwich Albion and the recent draw with Everton.