Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: How to watch on TV live stream, team news, lineups & prediction
Crystal Palace host their London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Patrick Vieira's side have won just one top-flight contest this season - although few (if any) alarm bells have been rung at Selhurst Park given the difficulty of their fixture list thus far. The klaxons were certainly blaring on the other side of the river as Todd Boehly dismissed Chelsea's Champions League-winning manager Thomas Tuchel just six league games into the campaign.
Here's everything you need to know ahead of Graham Potter's first Premier League match in charge of the Blues.
Where are Crystal Palace vs Chelsea playing?
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Selhurst Park
- Date: Saturday 1 October
- Kick-off Time: 15:00 BST / 10:00 EST / 07:00 PST
- VAR: Stuart Attwell
- Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Where can you watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea in the UK?
- Channel: BT Sport Score (Studio Updates Only)
- Channel: BBC Final Score (Studio Updates Only)
- Broadcast Time: 15:00 (BST)
Where can you watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea in The United States?
- Channel: NBC Universo
- Streaming Service: NBC Sports
- Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
- Broadcast Time EST: 10:00
- Broadcast Time PST: 07:00
Where can you watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea in Canada?
- Streaming Service: fuboTV
- Broadcast Time (EST): 10:00
Where can you watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Highlights?
- Channel: Sky Football
- Channel: BBC Match of the Day
- Stream: Sky Football YouTube channel
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Crystal Palace: 0 Wins
Chelsea: 5 Wins
Current Form (Last Five Games)
Crystal Palace: WWLDD
Crystal Palace team news
Vieira may be able to welcome back both James McArthur and goalkeeper Jack Butland following September's international break. Nathan Ferguson is some way off a return and James Tomkins is a doubt with a calf strain.
Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Chelsea
Crystal Palace Starting 11 (3-4-3): Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi; Clyne, Doucoure, Schlupp, Mitchell; Ayew, Zaha, Eze.
Bench: Johnstone, Milivojevic, Olise, Hughes, Edouard, Ebiowei, Richards, Riedewald, Mateta.
Chelsea team news
Both Edouard Mendy and N'Golo Kante returned to training during the international break. The Senegalese goalkeeper is expected to reclaim his spot between the posts, but Kante may not be tossed straight into the fury of a Premier League match after six weeks on the sidelines.
Chelsea predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace
Chelsea Starting 11 (3-5-1-1): Mendy; Fofana, Silva, Cucurella; James, Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic, Sterling; Havertz; Aubameyang.
Bench: Arrizabalaga, Broja, Pulisic, Loftus-Cheek, Ziyech, Gallagher, Koulibaly, Azpilicueta, Chalobah.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea score prediction
Crystal Palace have lost each of their last ten matches against Chelsea, failing to score in four of their previous six outings when up against their blue-clad capital rivals.
The Eagles have been uncharacteristically leaky to start the campaign - only Nottingham Forest have conceded more non-penalty expected goals (per FBref) - but Chelsea have endured some spluttering form in front of goal.
If Palace reprise the approach they took against Liverpool and Manchester City - namely, sit in a compact shape and counter-attack - it will certainly frustrate the visitors. Although, Chelsea may have just enough to edge out another victory in this fixture.
Prediction: Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea