Following on from their thrilling 4-4 draw against Ajax during the week, Chelsea welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge.
The Eagles currently sit ninth in the Premier League, having won four of their opening eleven games of the season but are without a win in their last three outings.
Whereas Chelsea are the league’s in form side, winning their last five Premier League games, victory against Palace could see them leapfrog Manchester City into second place if Leicester fail to beat Arsenal on Saturday evening and league leaders Liverpool are triumphant over Pep Guardiola’s side on Sunday.
talkSPORT will have all the action and here’s how you can tune in.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: How to listen
The London derby will get under way at 12:30pm on Saturday November 9 and talkSPORT will bring you all the pre-match build-up from Stamford Bridge as well as a full live commentary of the game.
To tune in, just click here for the live stream or use the radio player below.
You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.
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Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Head-to-head record
Chelsea have won six of their last eight home league games against Crystal Palace.
The West London side have taken all three points in the last three fixtures between the two sides, scoring six and conceding two goals, with the latest coming on 30 December, 2018 when an N’Golo Kante goal was enough for Chelsea to end the year with a win.
During 2017, Palace won both games against the Blues 2-1 with star man Wilfried Zaha scoring in both.
The first came in April 2017 when quick-fire goals from Zaha and Christian Benteke cancelled out Cesc Fabregas’ opener as Antonio Conte’s side began to let their form slip on the final hurdle of their title success.
The second came in October 2017 when Palace secured their first win and first goals of the season to ignite their bid for Premier League survival.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: The stats
- Since returning to the Premier League in 2013/14, Crystal Palace have won four of their 12 league games against Chelsea, double how many they’d beaten the Blues in their 22 previous top-flight encounters between 1969 and 2005 (W2 D9 L11).
- Chelsea have won their last three London derbies in the Premier League, their best run since winning five in a row between October and December 2014 under José Mourinho.
- Since the start of last season, only Liverpool (18), Manchester City (18) and Chelsea (14) have won more Premier League away games than Crystal Palace (11).
- Crystal Palace have won two of their last four away London derbies in the Premier League (D1 L1), as many as they had in their previous 15 such matches (W2 D3 L10).
- Chelsea are looking to win six consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2017 under Antonio Conte, in their last title winning season.
- Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic has scored in each of his last two Premier League appearances – only three Americans have scored in three in a row; Clint Dempsey (three times – 2007, 2009 and 2012), Joe Max-Moore (2000) and Roy Wegerle (1993).
- Chelsea boss Frank Lampard could become the seventh English manager to win six consecutive Premier League matches, and the first since Alan Pardew in April 2012 with Newcastle United.
- Tammy Abraham has scored nine goals in 13 Premier League games for Chelsea. If he scores in this game, he’d be the second youngest player to reach double figures in the competition for the Blues (22 years 38 days) after Arjen Robben (21 years 342 days), while only Diego Costa (nine) and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (11) will have done so in fewer games.
- Crystal Palace’s Jordan Ayew could become the fourth player in Premier League history to score away against Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea within the same campaign, after Robbie Earle (1995/96), Darren Bent (2008/09) and Ashley Barnes (2018/19).
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Team news
Lampard was boosted with the availability of Andreas Christensen and N’Golo Kante ahead of the Champions League draw with Ajax, both were unused substitutes in the 4-4 thriller and are available for Saturday’s game.
Jorginho is suspended and Ross Barkley is out, meaning Kante could play. Mason Mount has also been included in the squad.
For Crystal Palace, James McCarthy is likely to miss out with a back injury, but former Chelsea skipper, Gary Cahill, who suffered a head injury against Leicester, is not expected to miss out on his first appearance at Stamford Bridge since departing in the summer.
Chelsea XI: TO BE CONFIRMED
Crystal Palace XI: TO BE CONFIRMED