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Welcome to the Evening Standard live match blog for Chelsea vs Crystal Palace.

Standard Sports’ Giuseppe Muro is at Stamford Bridge for today’s game, where the spotlight is on Frank Lampard after Chelsea’s huge transfer expense this summer.

The Blues have only won one of their first three Premier League games and face a Crystal Palace side that have two out of three wins – including the impressive 3-1 win at Manchester United.

Who will emerge victorious today? Follow the action live here …

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14 minutes: Chelsea’s fast football and they use the flanks well in these early stages of the game. Hudson-Odoi finds Havertz on the edge of the box and he sets it up well for Kante, who curls up.

11 minutes: Palace makes his first real adventure as Eze picks Ward, who had broken free on the right, but Chilwell, who looks much fresher than him against Tottenham, makes a solid block.


Giuseppe Muro at Stamford Bridge“The battle between Wilfried Zaha and Thiago Silva should be good this afternoon. Palace showed Manchester United on the opening weekend how good they can be during the break away from home and Chelsea have looked vulnerable at full back in the opening weeks. The season. The Blues have started well here and seem to be causing problems for Palace on both sides. ”

8 minutes: Palace has settled into deep defensive form and squeezes space on the edge of his 18-yard box.

Jorginho decides to wrap him up in search of Abraham, but the attacker’s header attempt goes harmlessly.

5 minutes: Chelsea started off brilliantly and dominate the early game.

Azpilicueta hugs the sideline and forms an inviting cross at the nearest post, but all is well before Abraham can connect with him.

Chilwell resumes, but this time referee Michael Oliver spots a violation.

2 minutes: The hosts got off to a decent start with Havertz leading the transition and Kante spread it widely to Hudson-Odoi, who saw his cross blocked for a corner kick.

Chilwell whips him with his left foot but Kouyate frees himself.


START!We’re underway at Stamford Bridge!

Photo: AP

Here we go!

The players are on the pitch and it is almost time to start the Premier League weekend.

Five of Chelsea’s seven summer signings are on the list today, while Palace show their £ 16million purchase of Ebere Eze. It should be a cracker!


Giuseppe Muro at Stamford Bridge“It looks like a big day for Hudson-Odoi. If he impresses then it’s hard to see Lampard letting him go, despite ties to Bayern.

“There is no more Rudiger. His potential loan transfer to Tottenham is an intriguing prospect. “

Frank Lampard will be hoping his side can bounce back from his midweek disappointment and claim a first home win at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have won their last three home games against Palace, although the Eagles have already shaken the odds with a 2-1 win in April 2017.

A hat-trick in the Carabao Cup. A decisive pass in the Premier League. But Kai Havertz is still waiting for his first league goal. Is today the day he is wrong?

His compatriot Timo Werner is still awaiting his first Premier League goal. Chelsea are hoping their German double act will deliver against Crystal Palace.

Photo: Reuters

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson talks to BT Sport:

“In terms of our principles, nothing has changed. We always created chances, but we didn’t mark them. We continue to work on the same movements, models and ideas. “

About Mercy King
“We thought long and hard before signing him. We thought we knew very well what we were getting and so far we are delighted that the person we thought we were buying was the person we bought. This is his second start in the Premier League. and play against world stars. ”

Chelsea full-back Ben Chilwell makes his first Premier League start today. He spoke to BT Sport:

“Obviously I’ve been here for over a month now and I’m back in great shape now, I’m excited for my first Premier League start.

Gameplay style
“I think it suits me very well. We play attacking football, we look to apply pressure when we don’t have the ball and I’m delighted to be involved today. “

Photo: Getty

Hudson-Odoi starts up; Unchanged palace

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has decided to rotate his squad from the squad that lost on penalties to Tottenham in midweek.

There are four changes in total, with Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, Kai Havertz and Tammy Abraham returning to the side.

Fikayo Tomori, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud all fall to the bench, with Christian Pulisic back in the squad after his injury.

Antonio Rudiger is out of the squad with a possible loan before the transfer deadline on Monday.

Crystal Palace is unchanged since its 2-1 loss to Everton.


Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Sakho, Mitchell, Townsend, McCarthy, McArthur, Eze, Ayew, Zaha.

Subs : Milivojevic, Dann, Meyer, Hennessey, Benteke, Kelly, Riedewald.


The teams have been named …

Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell, Kante, Jorginho, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Werner, Abraham.

Submarines: Arrizabalaga, Pulisic, Tomori, Kovacic, Giroud, Mount, James.


Here’s how we expect Crystal Palace to line up…


Here’s how we expect Chelsea to line up today …


Team news will be confirmed at 11:30 am, with the match starting at Stamford Bridge at 12:30 pm.

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Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace

It’s fair to say that Chelsea have been disappointing since the start of the season and Tuesday’s collapse against Tottenham will have concerned Frank Lampard. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, impressed with victories over Southampton and Manchester United.

Chelsea have enough on them, at least on paper, to see Palace. They should do the job on Saturday.

Steam and Live TV Info

TV Channel: The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1, with coverage from 11:30 am.

Live Streaming: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online through the video player and BT Sport app.


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