Brilliant injury news for Crystal Palace before Chelsea

Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt celebrates scoring their first goal

Crystal Palace's Patrick van Aanholt celebrates scoring their first goal

"He is a really young player", Conte added, while failing to confirm whether Bakayoko will make his squad for Palace.

"N'Golo is fine", Conte said.

The recent defeat to Manchester City has severely dented their hopes of making it to the group stages of Champions League next season, as there is now a five-point deficit between themselves and Spurs.

"But I know one thing: (Joel) Ward is still absent but Timothy Fosu-Mensah's available again, and at the moment you'd look at those two and wouldn't think "It's got to be Timothy", you'd look at both of them and think 'Which one do I want to play?'".

Conte said David Luiz and Ross Barkley were injured and he had to "check a couple of situations", without going into further detail.

"The doctor brought him to have many check-ups, to understand his physical condition".

"This season we are also paying a bit for a lack of experience in many of our players, but Baka has the right personality to become an important player for Chelsea, I hope in the present but for sure in the future".

"It's a remarkable recovery and we have to be very careful to make certain that we don't suddenly think because he is able to take part in two modified training sessions that he will be able to come back like the Wilf Zaha he was before the injury", Hodgson said in a pre-match conference.

"On Sunday he was well [and could have played] but it was right not to take risks. We will see tomorrow, the final decision". But don't forget that Baka is only 23 years old.

"We must have patience, the player and I". They will go into this game on the back of a dispiriting defeat, having capitulated 2-3 to Mourinho's Manchester United on Monday.

"Against City, there is the possibility to lose the game".

"We are working with him in the same way that we are working with the strikers, with [Andreas] Christensen, with every single player".

The January signing from Everton remains sidelined through injury, having endured a hard start to his Stamford Bridge career.

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