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The Spain forward limped out of the 2-1 Boxing Day win at Watford with a hamstring problem, and could now be absent for two weeks.
Eden Hazard is set to continue in the false-nine role he has played in recent games, despite admitting that he prefers playing on the wing
Crystal Palace will host Chelsea at Selhurst Park on Sunday, Dec. 30.
Crystal Palace faced Cardiff City on Wednesday in their last Premier League match. The match ended in a 0–0 draw after neither team was able to find the net. Palace beat Manchester City 3–2 at Etihad Stadium in its previous match.
Chelsea downed Watford, 2–1, in their most recent match. A pair of scores from midfielder Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the one-goal win.
Speaking about the positional change, Blues manager Maurizio Sarri said: “I cannot see the problem of Hazard in this role, he played four matches as false number nine, and he scored three goals and two assists.
“I am really very happy with him in this position because he’s very able to score, first of all, but he’s very able to open spaces for the team-mates, to come and play with the team-mates.
“So at the moment I am very happy with him in this position, but in the future he can also play as a winger of course.”
Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace side shocked Chelsea 2-1 at Selhurst Park last season – their first win of that campaign – but he is well aware that result will have little influence on their chances this time.
He said: “Against Chelsea a little bit of fortune came our way. It was a spur for us because it showed us, not only are you on the right track but if you get the bounce of the ball, we can win games, even against the champions of England, as Chelsea were at the time.
“Very pleasant memories but that was then and winning a game last year is absolutely no good to you winning it this year! They are doing very well in the league and will be a tough ask for us.”