Chelsea will be without Pedro for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. Pedro the Spain international was forced off just before half-time in the 2-1 win at Watford on Boxing Day and manager Maurizio Sarri has confirmed the forward will be absent for around 10 days with a hamstring injury.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, who replaced Pedro at Vicarage Road, was subbed towards the end of that contest after picking up a knock and although the problem is not serious, he is unlikely to play.
France international Olivier Giroud, who has been linked with a January exit from Stamford Bridge, could be handed a start whilst midfielder Ross Barkley is also pushing for a starting opportunity.
Chelsea have not lost their final Premier League fixture of a calendar year when it has been away from home since 2002, when they were beaten 2-0 at Leeds United.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.