As it happened: Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace 
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14:268 months ago

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14:248 months ago

Full time: Chelsea 4-0 Palace

Ben Chilwell the catalyst for The Blue rampant win here at Stamford Bridge. Relief for Frank Lampard who had been under pressure during midweek after a set of worrying results. 

For Palace, it was poor, nothing going forward and sloppy in defence, need reinforcements, desperately.  

14:148 months ago

GOAL - Chelsea 4:0 Palace - Jorginho

Jorginho gets his second and adds more misery to Palace's afternoon.
14:098 months ago

GOAL - Chelsea 3:0 Palace - Jorginho

Hop skip and a jump Jorginho makes it 3:0. 
14:088 months ago


Chelsea penalty, foul by Mitchell. 
14:068 months ago


Palace really have not offered anything this afternoon. 
13:588 months ago

Goal - Chelsea 2-0 Palace - Kurt Zouma

Chilwell whips in a dangerous ball and Zouma leaps above Sakho to guide the ball over Guaita and extened The Blues lead. 
13:548 months ago


Chelsea are just knocking the ball around the back, trying to carve open an opportunity. No real rush from Palace to get back into the game, perhaps a change is needed?
13:498 months ago


Corner for Chelsea. 
13:428 months ago

GOAL: Chelsea 1-0 Palace - Ben Chilwell

On his Premier League debut for the club, Ben Chilwell has give The Blues the lead. 

Calamity defending from Sakho has gifted Chelsea the lead. 

13:368 months ago

Second half: Kick-off!

Chelsea get us underway for the second half!
13:208 months ago

Half time: Chelsea 0-0 Palace

All square at the break. Palace defending really well to deny any real opportunity from Chelsea. However, going forward, Palace have left much to be desired. 

Havertz, Kante and Werner have all troubled Guaita's goal but nothing has come from it as of yet. 

A big half of football coming up!

13:158 months ago


Dangerous ball from Townsend met by Sakho. The defender is unable to get his chnace on target. 
13:128 months ago


Great save from Guaita to smother Tammy Abraham's shot. The long-ball seems to be Chelsea's best way of breaching Palace's rigid defensive shape. 
13:098 months ago


Another Chelsea corner. Chilwell to take. 
13:068 months ago


Excellent defending from Mitchell to deny Werner and Abraham from getting onto Kante's through ball. 
12:588 months ago


Long cross field ball from Azpilicueta was looking for Chilwell. Ward intercepted the pass to force a corner. 

The corner was headed just wide from  Abraham. 

12:538 months ago


First real clear cut chance for Chelsea. Jorginho fires a volley over the bar from just inside the box. 
12:518 months ago


Good save from Guaita to deny Werner from close range. 


12:508 months ago


First Palace counter attack. Eze dropped Kante before readying himself to let Zaha through on goal, however, Thiago SIlva timed his challenge to perfection to cut out any danger. 
12:488 months ago


Kante fires over and wide. Havertz worked space for Kante on the edge of the box, but the French midfielder, who is not known for his shooting abilities, blazes over his shot. 
12:428 months ago


All Chelsea in the first opening minutes. Havertz, Abraham and Hudson-Odoi causing Palace problems. 
12:388 months ago


Another corner for Chelsea. Chilwell whipped in a dangerous ball but referee, Michale Oliver noticed a foul on a Palace player, awarding a free-kick to the Eagles. 
12:368 months ago


Cleared by Jordan Ayew. 
12:358 months ago


Corner for Chelsea, conceded by Tyrick Mitchell. 
12:328 months ago


Here we go! Palace get us underway. 
12:268 months ago

Here come the teams!

Both sides take to the crisp Stamford Bridge pitch!
12:258 months ago

Five minutes to go!

Kick-off is fast approaching! Big game for both sides, but who will come out on top in this London derby?
11:378 months ago

Chelsea starting XI


11:328 months ago

Palace starting XI


11:168 months ago

Chelsea arrive


11:148 months ago

Rudiger on the move?


11:138 months ago

Eze making a name for himself


10:208 months ago

Last meeting

10:198 months ago

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10:188 months ago

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10:178 months ago

VAVEL's prediction

Courtesy of VAVEL's Jonny Bentley: 

It was a game of two halves for Chelsea last week. Newly promoted West Bromwich Albion raced into a three goal lead after capitalising on some wretched defending from the Blues. But Frank Lampard’s men showed a lot of fight to claw their way back into the match, rescuing a late point through Tammy Abraham. 

Crystal Palace are one of the form teams. A key theme to teams who have started well is that they didn’t have any European commitments after last season ended. Another noteworthy point is that many didn’t play particularly well post-restart. Everton, Leicester City and Liverpool all looked to be on the seaside for large periods of last season’s climax; perhaps that was a moment for a mental rest. 

This match could be a Premier League debut for goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. It might also be a first league start for Ben Chilwell. Slowly but surely, the blueprint is making its way onto the field for Frank Lampard. Last week’s display against West Brom was anything but convincing, however, they could get back to winning ways in this one. 

Prediction: 2-1 

10:168 months ago

Predicted line-up

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

Palace: Guaita; Ward, Kouyate, Sakho, Mitchell; Townsend, McCarthy, McArthur, Eze; Ayew, Zaha. 

10:148 months ago

Frank Lampard: Pre-match comments

"We won at Brighton, which was a tough game as they’ve shown with their performances since, and then we’ve lost to the champions with 10 men for 45 minutes, and then at West Brom three clear mistakes in the first 30 minutes make goals. Normally you lose those games, we managed to get a point."

"Of course we want to win against Palace because we want to win games and find that feeling of win, win, and win, which this team is absolutely capable of. We’re very early on in the season with a group of players who are now getting fit, and of new signings who will be getting more settled every day we train together and improve together."

"I’m not concerned by our form. We will attack this game with confidence and a desire to win."

10:138 months ago

Roy Hodgson: Pre-match comments

"Three games isn't enough time to make judgments about teams for the season. I'm very aware of the quality Chelsea have in their squad."


"The squad is looking strong. We look as though we have cover for all areas. The signings we've made are the right ones."

"Eze's start has been good. I know he's desperate to make it a consistent continuation of form going forward."

"We're very happy with Cheikhou's role at centre-back. He is very comfortable there and is giving us a nice problem to have in that position in terms of competition."

10:108 months ago

Palace: Team news

Gary Cahill, James Tomkins, Patrick van Aanholt and Nathan Ferguson all remain out for this game. 

Michy Batshuayi is unable to face his parent club, with it extremely likely Hodgson picks the same starting eleven that played against Everton. 

10:088 months ago

Chelsea: Team news

New signing, Edouard Mendy is expected to make his Premier League debut after a successful club debut in the cup against Spurs. 

Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are looking for pastures new, after the pair have seemingly been told to find a new club, at least for the season. 

Billy Gilmour and Hakim Ziyech are both still out, while Marcos Alonso is expected to leave the club after falling out with Lampard. 

10:028 months ago

Both sides look to get back to winning ways

Chelsea have had a week they would hope to forget. A 3-3 draw with West Brom was disappointing, even though The Blues' came back to score three in the second half, a point was not enough to satisfy Frank Lampard. 

In midweek, Spurs would knock out Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on penalties, creating a darker cloud to loom over Stamford Bridge. 

Palace have had a fantastic start to the season. Victories over Southampton and Manchester United gave Roy Hodgson's side the perfect start. However, the Eagles would feel hard done by over their defeat to Everton last time out, due to VAR controversy playing a large part in the loss. 

09:548 months ago

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