Cesc Fabregas
Cesc Fabregas Getty

Chelsea will take on Crystal Palace for a weekend Premier League clash at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. 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 BBC One HD at 10:30pm BST.


Palace are not enjoying a good run in the last few matches as they have won only two of their last five fixtures, which include two defeats. Last season, Chelsea suffered a 1-0 defeat away from home against the Eagles as their skipper John Terry's own goal saw Palace seal a crucial win.

Manager Neil Warnock would be hoping that his side can seal a win over Chelsea on Saturday. In the last fixture, Palace suffered a 2-0 defeat to Hull City away from home.

Chelsea are likely to miss out on a few of their key players for the weekend clash against the Eagles and the list includes Diego Costa, Andre Schurrle, John Obi Mikel, Didier Drogba and Ramires.

John Terry
John Terry praises Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas Reuters

Jose Mourinho confirmed in his pre-match press conference that five of his players remain doubtful for their trip to Selhurst Park. Costa is currently the league's top scorer and has played a key role in their brilliant start to the season.

The west London club are unbeaten in the Premier League, having won six out of the first seven matches. The former Real Madrid manager would be hoping to extend his side's run when they face Palace.

What Managers Say

Neil Warnock: "If I'm winning 3-0, I won't walk off, that's all I can say. I don't know what Mourinho will do. And I won't laugh if he does a double somersault on the touchline either. I think you've just got to judge every game."

Jose Mourinho: "Last season's game at Selhurst Park, Palace were better in every aspect of the game. Defeat at Palace was not a lesson as the team deserved to lose, and it is easy to analyse."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Crystal Palace to win: 29/4
  • Draw: 62/17
  • Chelsea to win: 5/12

Team Form

Crystal Palace

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W L W D
  • Last Result: Hull City 2-0 Crystal Palace


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W D
  • Last Result: Chelsea 2-0 Arsenal

Team News

Neil Warnock
Neil Warnock returned to Crystal Palace after leaving the club in 2010. Getty

Crystal Palace

  • Injured: Scott Dann , Yannick Bolasie
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Speroni; Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney, Ward; McArthur, Jedinak; Puncheon, Ledley, Bolasie; Campbell


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: Diego Costa, Ramires, John Obi Mikel, Didier Drogba, Ramires, Andre Schurrle
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy