Thibaut Courtois and Costa were also doubts for the game against Sam Allardyce's side but all feature although Victor Moses missed out due to injury and Willian has to make do with a place on the bench.
Chelsea return to action knowing they are just seven wins away from being crowned champions but face a resurgent Eagles side that have won their last three games in a row.
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Pedro, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Fabregas, Diego Costa, Hazard.
Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Terry, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Batshuayi.
Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Schlupp; Milivojevic, Cabaye; Puncheon, Zaha, Townsend; Benteke.
Subs: Speroni, Dann, Delaney, Kelly, Ledley, Kaikai, Sako.