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It is fair to say fans can expect a much closer encounter this time round, as opposed to the massive victory to the Tricolours in round two.

Since that match the Tricolours have won one from three whilst the Eels have won two of their last three encounters to move above the defending premiers on the ladder.

The Eels seemed to have tightened their defence and added a creative spark in attack with the return of Chris Sandow.

Confidence is brewing in Parramatta and that makes every side dangerous on their day, luckily for the Roosters confidence is not an issue and you just get the feeling should things click in attack they are not far away from the winners circle.

Head Coach Trent Robinson will have his biggest selection headache of the year so far, with a near full compliment of players available.

Front-rower Jared Waerea-Hargreaves makes a return following a one week suspension, with the Kiwi International returning to the starting line-up which sees young-gun Dylan Napa back on the bench.

Napa has been named as one of six on an extended bench by Robinson, alongside Daniel Mortimer and fellow forwards Aidan Guerra, Mitchell Aubusson, Kane Evans and Isaac Liu.

The Roosters are deserved favourties heading in to Saturday night's match but will no doubt need to improve on recent performances to make sure they leave Parramatta with the two points.