Crystal Palace XI vs Chelsea: Predicted line-ups, confirmed squad news and latest injuries for FA Cup semi-final

The Crystal Palace duo had doubts about their fitness for the game at Wembley, but Palace hope both players will be ready to play.

Olise suffered a foot injury while on international duty with France Under-21 last month and missed the 3-0 win over Arsenal and the 2-1 loss to Leicester.

Mitchell was substituted in the first half of that defeat at King Power Stadium with a calf problem.

But both should play against Chelsea. Mitchell is likely to start at left-back but it remains to be seen whether Palace manager Patrick Vieira will risk Olise upfront.

Palace will be without Conor Gallagher, who is ineligible to face his parent club.

Chelsea have rejected a request from Palace to allow the midfielder to play at Wembley.

Vieira said: “The frustration is more for Conor. He played all the rounds, he did very well, and not having the opportunity to be on the pitch and have that experience is something he will miss.

“But we knew playing at Chelsea would mean Conor wouldn’t be involved. Missing Conor will give other players the opportunity to enter the team.

Predicts Palace XI (4-2-3-1): Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Gehi, Mitchell; Kouyate, Schlupp; Ayew, McArthur, Zaha; Mateta.


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