Chelsea vs Palace preview | Injury boost for Blues | Expected line-up's | Prediction


When is the Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premier League match?

The Blues warmed up for the game with a dramatic 4-4 draw with Ajax in the Champions League that saw the Dutch giants have two players sent off as Chelsea came from 4-1 down to salvage a valuable point.

Chelsea host Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League and it's an important game just before the worldwide break. During his pre-match press conference, the Chelsea boss gave a definitive timeline on the German's return.

"So hopefully the players will go out and prove the curse wrong tomorrow because we want to carry on our momentum".

Lampard reports Toni Rudiger will be out for about three weeks following surgery. "It was nice to get something definitive about it".

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted the Eagles are delighted that Chelsea did not renew Gary Cahill's contract.

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Mount and Fikayo Tomori - both of whom played under Lampard at Derby County last season - have seen their fine form rewarded with England call-ups, while Tammy Abraham has proven himself to be among the most prolific marksmen in the league.

'He had an operation, he is out for three weeks and then we will see about his match fitness. Frank Lampard's young team continues to impress and entertain, and it might just be the most watchable team in the sport right now.

Newly-capped England midfielder Mason Mount is a major doubt for the weekend's visit of Palace, while Ross Barkley, N'Golo Kante, Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are also expected to miss out.

Kante is back in the side after his latest injury lay-off and replaces the suspended Jorginho, while Mount has been passed fit despite going off with an ankle injury against Ajax.

Abraham's cool finish broke the deadlock, though, before a simple header from Christian Pulisic made certain of a sixth league win in a row for Frank Lampard's side. I'm not sure on that one.