Chelsea are on a 10 match winning streak and Antonio Conte would want his team to maintain the momentum.
Eden Hazard who missed the midweek league game against Sunderland is expected to make a comeback.
The headlining match of the game week features third and fourth placed sides Arsenal and Manchester City. Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola two of the best managers in league lock horn at the Etihad stadium, on Sunday, December 18.
Another very important match this game week is the Merseyside Derby which is scheduled to happen on Monday, December 19.
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool take on city rivals Everton in this crucial game week 17 encounter at Goodison Park.
In other important matches, Manchester United face West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham take on Burnley.
Here are all matches from game week 17
December 17, Saturday
Crystal Palace Vs Chelsea - 6:00 PM (IST)
Middlesbrough Vs Swansea - 8:30 PM (IST)
Stoke City Vs Leicester City - 8:30 PM (IST)
Sunderland Vs Watford - 8:30 PM (IST)
West Ham Vs Hull City - 8:30 PM (IST)
West Brom Vs Manchester United - 11:00 PM (IST)
December 18, Sunday
Bournemouth Vs Southampton - 7:00 PM (IST)
Manchester City Vs Arsenal - 9:30 PM (IST)
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Burnley - 9:30 PM (IST)
December 19, Monday
Everton Vs Liverpool - 1:30 AM (IST)