Chelsea will host Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, November 9. The Blues have won their last five league games and are finally appearing to be hitting top form under manager Frank Lampard. Though Roy Hodgson-led Crystal Palace will be minnows at Stamford Bridge, they have been very successful this season in soaking up pressure and hitting teams on the counter.
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Date: Saturday, November 9
Time: 6:00 PM IST
Chelsea: Antonio Rudiger (groin), Charly Musonda (knee), Marco van Ginkel (cruciate-ligament), Mason Mount (ankle), Ross Barkley (ankle), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles tendon), Jorginho (suspension)
Crystal Palace: Cheikhou Kouyate (head), Connor Wickham (ankle), Gary Cahill (head), James McArthur (back), Mamadou Sakho (muscle strain)
Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK), Cesar Azpiliqueta, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori, Emerson, Billy Gilmour, Mateo Kovacic, Ngolo Kante, Willian, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham
Crystal Palace: Vincente Guaita (GK), Joel Ward, James Tomkins, Martin Kelly, Patrick van Aanholt, Luka Milivojevic, Andros Townsend, Max Meyer, Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Jeffrey Schlupp
Chelsea forward Tammy Abraham has been in fine form this season having scored nine times already. Under Frank Lampard, several youngsters have been playing really well against the Premier League big boys. Christian Pulisic, after early struggles, has found his way back into the Chelsea starting line-up after scoring a goal against Warford and a hat-trick against Burnley.
Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew has been doing relatively well for his side especially considering star attacker Wilfried Zaha has been out of form for much of the season.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (CHE) - 23.5 points
Fikayo Tomori (CHE) - 22 points
Cesar Azpiliqueta (CHE) - 40.5 points
Emerson (CHE) - 20 points
Christian Pulisic (CHE) - 61 points
Jeffrey Schlupp (CRY) - 19 points
Wilfried Zaha (CRY) - 11 points
Luka Milivojevic (CRY) - 10 points
Callum Hudson-Odoi (CHE) - 10.5 points
Jordan Ayew (CRY) - 25.5 points
Tammy Abraham (CHE) - 50 points
Captain - Tammy Abraham
Vice-Captain - Christian Pulisic