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new gersy/ Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Premier League



Chelsea are heading to a London derby after the international break as they travel to bottom of the table Crystal Palace on Saturday. 

Palace haven't scored a goal yet this season and have zero points on the board with Roy Hodgson hoping to end their dismal run of bad form this season. 

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Premier League prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV

Life will not get any easier for Crystal Palace as they host Premier League champions Chelsea on Saturday.

Palace's 4-0 defeat at Manchester United ensured the Eagles ended September without a single League goal or point in their opening seven games of the season.




Roy Hodgson has his work cut out to keep Palace in the top flight, but Antonio Conte's champions are also heading into the Selhurst Park clash under pressure.

Chelsea were comprehensively outplayed in their 1-0 home defeat against Manchester City before the international break, and Conte knows the Blues can ill-afford further slip-ups if they are to mount a successful title defence.

Start time

Crystal Palace host Chelsea at Selhurst Park with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, October 14.

TV and live online coverage

The match will be not be televised or shown live online in the UK.

Alternatively, you can follow all the action and analysis live from Selhurst Park with New Gersy blog.

Team News 

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace haven't scored in the league yet this season and their woes could continue with their only two strikers in Christian Benteke and Connor Wickham out injured. 

Bakary Sako is typically a midfielder but he will likely continue to play up front and he's the only player to score for Palace this season after netting in the cup. 




Wilfred Zaha remains injured and unlikely to play, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek is unavailable due to the terms of his loan move from Chelsea.

 James Tomkins and Scott Dann missed out Palace's last match which saw the side lose 4-0 to Manchester United; both could be in line to return for the Champions' visit. 

Chelsea 

Hodgson has confirmed that Wilfried Zaha is in contention to play after training for two weeks, though Wayne Hennessey will have a scan after the goalkeeper picked up a knock on international duty.

Christian Benteke remains sidelined, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek cannot play against his parent club.

Alvaro Morata is out after pulling out of Spain's squad for the international break with a hamstring injury, while N'Golo Kante will miss the rest of October with the same problem.

Conte may make a number of changes given that Chelsea play Roma in the Champions League four days after they face Palace, with the likes of Davide Zappacosta pushing for starts.

Predicted line-ups

Palace starting XI: Speroni, Ward, Sakho, Delaney, Van Aanholt, Cabaye, Milivokevic, Puncheon, Townsend, Zaha, Schlupp



Chelsea starting XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso, Pedro, Batshuayi, Hazard



More Details 
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Premier League
Tomorrow, 5:00 PM
Selhurst Park

1st HALF 
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

2nd HALF

Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace



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