GRAHAM POTTER will be determined to secure his first win as Chelsea boss TODAY as the Blues take a trip around London to take on Crystal Palace.
Postponements followed by an international break have given Potter plenty of time to implement his style within the team.
And the new Blues boss will hope his side can remedy the defensive weaknesses that caused them to give up their lead against RB Salzburg in the Champions League.
However, Palace are often a handful at home – something Liverpool found out earlier this season.
But the Eagles’ recent record against Chelsea has been abysmal, having not beaten their London rival since a 2-1 win in October 2017.
When does Crystal Palace play Chelsea?
- Crystal Palace will entertain their London rivals Chelsea TODAY – Saturday, October 1st.
- The aim is probably to 3pm UK time.
- Selhurst Park in Croydon, South London is the allocated arena for this game and has a capacity of approximately 25,486 spectators.
- Chelsea secured a 2-0 FA Cup win when the teams last met.
Is Crystal Palace v Chelsea on TV?
- Unfortunately there will be Crystal Palace against Chelsea NOT to be televised live in the UK.
- This is due to the TV Soccer Blackout Act, which prohibits matches from being broadcast live between 2:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. on Saturday.
- However, fans in the US can stream all the action live via UNIVERSO.
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What’s new from the team?
The postponements and international break may have done Patrick Vieira a favor as the Eagles boss could see long-term absences Jack Butland and James McArthur back in action.
However, Nathan Ferguson’s ankle injury will keep him out for a while.
There was no clear return date for James Tomkins and youngster Chris Richards suffered a minor blow on international duty with the USA.
Elsewhere, Graham Potter will be hoping to reintroduce N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy to the starting line-up after both returned to the training ground this week.
- Crystal Palace wins 17/5
- Draw 5/2
- Chelsea win 4/5
*Odds provided by Betfair are effective as of Wednesday 28th September.
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