Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Match details

Match: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

Competition: Premier League

Date: October 3, 2020

Kick-off time: 2:30 pm, October 3, 2020

Stadium: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea will be hoping their home match against Crystal Palace comes with some positivity. They have collected four points from their opening three league games and are placed ninth, while Palace have six points and in sixth place. The results for Chelsea have not reflected the huge transfer budget for manager Frank Lampard but they will take positives in the performance of new keeper Edouard Mendy against Spurs. They have conceded seven goals in five matches so far, with three keepers used in the process, amid changes in defence.

Lampard will be banking on, is Chelsea’s home form; the team has eight wins in the last 10 home matches. They have also managed to score two or more in seven of the last 10 home matches and will be forgiven for having lost to Bayern Munich and Liverpool in the 10 home games. Crystal Palace, had their fine start to the Premier League with a loss at home to another fine starter, Everton, in their last match. After starting off with two straight wins in the league, Palace were hit 2-1 by Everton in their last match, and having been eliminated from the Carabao Cup earlier. In their last away match, Palace beat Manchester United at Old Trafford and will be hoping to replicate the same at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Chilwell; Kante, Kovacic; Mount, Havertz, Werner; Abraham

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Sakho, Mitchell; Townsend, McCarthy, McArthur, Schlupp; Ayew, Zaha

Group stage match dates

Matchday 1: 20/21 October
Matchday 2: 27/28 October
Matchday 3: 3/4 November
Matchday 4: 24/25 November
Matchday 5: 1/2 December
Matchday 6: 8/9 December

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