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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Team news, kick-off, odds and stats

Ahead of match day 30 in the Premier League, Sportsmail is providing all you need to know, with the team news, provisional squads, Opta stats and betting odds. Here is all the information you need for Saturday’s London derby between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace (Stamford Bridge)

Chelsea team news

Midfielder N’Golo Kante is available when Chelsea play Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Kante fainted at the Blues’ training ground ahead of last Sunday’s loss at Manchester City, which he missed, but has trained fully this week.

N’Golo Kante will be available for Chelsea selection ahead of Crystal Palace’s visit

Defenders David Luiz (ankle) and Ethan Ampadu (hamstring) and midfielder Ross Barkley (hamstring) are out, but midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko is available again.

Chelsea provisional squad

Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Palmieri, Scott, Eduardo, Sterling, Hudson-Odoi.

Crystal Palace team news

Crystal Palace will hand late fitness tests to Wilfried Zaha and Mamadou Sakho before Roy Hodgson selects his starting XI to face Chelsea.

The pair are nearing first-team returns following respective knee ligament and calf injuries, while Hodgson also has the on-loan Timothy Fosu-Mensah available again following his ineligibility against parent club Manchester United.

Joel Ward, Scott Dann, Yohan Cabaye, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jason Puncheon, Bakary Sako, Connor Wickham and Julian Speroni are all still sidelined.

Crystal Palace provisional squad

Hennessey, Cavalieri, Fosu-Mensah, Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Tomkins, Sakho, Delaney, Jach, Van Aanholt, Schlupp, Souare, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Riedewald, Rakip, Lee, Zaha, Benteke, Sorloth.

Wilfried Zaha faces a short-notice fitness test to decide whether he will make Saturday's game

Wilfried Zaha faces a short-notice fitness test to decide whether he will make Saturday’s game

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Key match stats

(Supplied by Opta) 

Chelsea have lost their last two Premier League games against Crystal Palace – the last side to beat them in three consecutively was Liverpool, with a run of four in May 2012. 

The Eagles have won back-to-back Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, after failing to win any of their first 13 at the ground in top-flight competition (D5 L8). 

Indeed, Crystal Palace could become only the second team to win three consecutive away Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, after Blackburn Rovers (1993-94 to 1995-96). 

The last time Chelsea lost three home London derbies in a row against the same opposition in the top-flight was vs Arsenal in April 1974. 

Antonio Conte’s side have lost four of their last five Premier League games; their previous four defeats in the competition came over a run of 30 matches.

Palace haven’t lost four Premier League games in a row since a run of eight back in September. Roy Hodgson has lost each of his last three Premier League games at Stamford Bridge, with his only victory there coming on his first visit – 1-0 with Blackburn in April 1998 thanks to a Kevin Gallacher goal. 

Antonio Conte is hoping to end a run of two straight defeats against Crystal Palace

Antonio Conte is hoping to end a run of two straight defeats against Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha has scored in his last two Premier League games against Chelsea, including the winner in the reverse fixture for the Eagles’ first Premier League win of the season in October. 

However, Palace have lost all nine Premier League games this season not to feature the injured Zaha, by an aggregate score of 3-21. 

Willian has had a hand in 16 goals in his last 17 starts for Chelsea in all competitions (11 goals, 5 assists).


Kick-off time

Saturday, 5.30pm

TV info



Anthony Taylor 


(Subject to change) 

Chelsea 3/10

Draw 19/4

Crystal Palace 11/1 

Head-to-Head league record

Chelsea wins 11

Draws 2

Crystal Palace wins 4

Recent league form

(Latest result first)

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