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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Premier League preview

A trip to Crystal Palace awaits on Saturday to end Potter’s long weight for a Premier League outing in charge of the side he took over earlier this month.

As it stands, the former Brighton manager’s side sit seventh in the table and a win feels particularly important, as obvious as that is to say. Having worked with at least some of the squad since the 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg a number of weeks ago, signs of obvious progress would not be too much to ask for.

Palace, meanwhile, have won only once in seven games thus far, albeit having put in some impressive performances at times. Still, Patrick Vieira has an awful lot of goodwill in the tank and Selhurst Park has proven a difficult place to go for the Premier League’s leading sides.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The Premier League game is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off time in Saturday October 1, 2022.

Selhurst Park in London will host.

Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

With the game kicking off during the blackout imposed across English football, it will not be broadcast live in the UK.

Highlights, however, will be shown when Match of the Day airs at 10.30pm on Saturday.

LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates via Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea team news

Nathan Ferguson remains an absentee for Palace, although James McArthur could return after a lengthy lay-off, along with Jack Butland.

James Tomkins’ fitness is unclear, while USA international Chris Richards suffered a knock during the international break.

For Chelsea, N’Golo Kante has returned to training while Kepa Arrizabalaga, Edouard Mendy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trevoh Chalobah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also took part in Tuesday’s session under Potter at Cobham.

N’Golo Kante is back in training at Chelsea

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea prediction

With Potter having had some time to work with some of his squad, an away win does not seem out of the question.

Chelsea to 3-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Crystal Palace wins: 12

Draws: 15

Chelsea wins: 34

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