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October 24 2020 1.40am

Chelsea v Palace

Stamford Bridge, Saturday 12.30pm

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend

Team news

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson welcomes a fully-fit squad to choose from for the derby with Chelsea.

James McArthur (back), Gary Cahill and Cheikhou Kouyate (both head) have recovered from minor injuries sustained against Leicester. Andros Townsend has overcome a muscle strain, while Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham are available again.

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante is set for a return to the XI and Mason Mount (ankle) should be ready also. However, Ross Barkley (ankle) and Jorginho (suspension) both miss out.


Roy Hodgson

"Frank Lampard has done a very good job, there is no question about that. The club have (also) done a good job in encouraging the manager and his staff to blood some of the players that had previously been out on loan. Everyone at the club deserves a pat on the back for that.

"Iím certain that Frank will be more than happy with how the team has started, the way the team has played and where they find themselves both in the Premier League and the Champions League. It is happy days for him I am sure.

"I always had a lot of respect for Frank as a player and I am pretty certain he will make sure the football world has equal respect for him as a manager the longer his career goes on."

Frank Lampard

"We are looking in the mirror at ourselves. Up or down arenít always things you can control, what will be will be. They might have their problems or strong points, or whatever. What we have to do is look at ourselves week in and week out.

"Look at Crystal Palace tomorrow, go away for the international or a little break and then come back and play Manchester City. Every week brings a challenge.

"At the moment we are pretty happy with what we have done, but I think we can get a lot better. We shouldnít look too much at anywhere else other than within."

Chelsea - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
4th 11 7 2 2 23

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
30/12/2018 League Crystal Palace 0 - 1 Chelsea loss
04/11/2018 League Chelsea 3 - 1 Crystal Palace loss
10/03/2018 League Chelsea 2 - 1 Crystal Palace loss
14/10/2017 League Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Chelsea win
01/04/2017 League Chelsea 1 - 2 Crystal Palace win

All time results

Last meeting

Palace 0-1 Chelsea

Sunday December 30 2018

Palace: Guaita, Tomkins, van Aanholt, Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Kouyate (Meyer, 78), McArthur, Townsend, Schlupp (Wickham, 69), Milivojevic, Zaha

Subs not used: Hennessey, Ayew, Dann, Ward, Puncheon

Chelsea: Kepa, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Barkley (Kovacic, 88), Kante, Jorginho, Hazard, Willian (Emerson, 82), Giroud (Morata, 76)

Subs not used: Christensen, Ampadu, Caballero, Zappacosta

Goals: Kante (51)

Bookings: Alonso

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