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Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard

Crystal Palace host Chelsea for the weekend Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm GMT. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BCC One HD at 10:30pm GMT.


Palace come into this game on the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat in their previous league fixture against Newcastle United at St James's Park last Saturday. The Magpies broke the deadlock in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Papiss Cisse slotted in Hatem Ben Arfa's cross.

The result ensured Tony Pulis's side remain 17<sup>th in the league table with 28 points from 30 matches, three points ahead of 18<sup>th placed Sunderland with one game in hand.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are thriving with confidence with two victories and clean sheets on the trot in all competitions. After defeating Galatasaray 2-0 in the Champions League, the west London club handed Arsenal a humiliating 6-0 loss at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Samuel Eto'o opened the scoring for the home side in the fifth minute and Andre Schurrle doubled their advantage two minutes later. Eden Hazard then made it 3-0 from the penalty spot after the Gunners were reduced to 10 men. Oscar then netted two goals, one on either side of the half-time break before substitute Mohamed Salah made it 6-0.

Oscar celebrates his second goal against Arsenal. Reuters

Jose Mourinho's side are on top of the league table having amassed 69 points from 31 matches, with Liverpool and Manchester City on their tails with 68 and 66 points from 31 and 29 matches respectively.

The victory against Eagles will stretch Chelsea's lead to four points at the top piling pressure on the other title challengers ahead of their clashes this weekend. Pulis will be gunning for his side to at least salvage one point at home from this game as he hopes to guide Palace further away from the relegation spots.

What Managers Say

Tony Pulis: "For me Jose is one of the elite managers in the world. If you look at his record he has managed the great teams and the great teams need to win and he does that for them. He doesn't just do it on home soil, but does that away as well."

Jose Mourinho: "He [Pulis] went there, step by step he changed the team, he used the market to bring the profile of players he wants, and his team is there. They need points, but they are there and his work was very good."

Team Form

Tony Pulis
Tony Pulis Reuters

Crystal Palace

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L D L D L
  • Last Result: Newcastle United 1-0 Crystal Palace


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L W W
  • Last Result: Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal

Team News

Crystal Palace

  • Injured: Marouane Chamakh (hamstring), Dwight Gayle (ankle)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Speroni; Mariappa, Dann, McCarthy, Ward; Puncheon, Dikgacoi, Bannan, Jedinak, Bolasie; Jerome


  • Injured: Samuel Eto'o (hamstring), Ashley Cole (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Ramires

Probable Lineup: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Lampard, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Torres