Chelsea VS Crystal Palace Live Football Score Match 01 Oct 2022
Chelsea will be up for a tough test against Crystal Palace in what is Graham Potter’s first Premier League game in charge of his new side.
Patrick Vieira will aim to get his team back up to speed with another difficult fixture on the cards. Crystal Palace will have to face the challenge posed by Chelsea at Selhurst Park, and the Frenchman will be eager to guide his side out of the slump they find themselves in.Crystal Palace did show some upturn in the form after their opening night defeat to Arsenal. They have thus far managed draws against Liverpool, Brentford and Newcastle United, although the defeat to Manchester City will have been hard to take for Vieira.
After six rounds of fixtures, Vieira’s men find themselves in the 16th spot, something the manager would like to address. With only a single victory this season coming against Aston Villa, the Crystal Palace boss will be eager to grab another one when they take on a Chelsea side desperately lacking form.Chelsea have made an indifferent start to their domestic campaign amidst plenty of drama. While their prolific spending in the window has yielded far fewer results than expected, the Blues will be aiming to see the team bounce back and stabilise their shaky start to the campaign.Sitting in the seventh position, Chelsea sacked Thomas Tuchel earlier this month and brought Graham Potter in as the German’s replacement. The former Brighton & Hove Albion boss oversaw a hard-fought draw against Red Bull Salzburg in the UEFA Champions League and will aim for a better result in his first Premier League game as the Chelsea boss.Potter knows the need for quick improvements with results is necessary to instill belief throughout the season. Chelsea need points on board to keep their hopes alive to mount a title challenge, as they already trail Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester City by a considerable margin.As many as four first-team players remain out of the picture ahead of the Chelsea clash, with Jack Butland, James Tomkins, Nathan Ferguson and James McArthur out of contention due to various injury issues. Patrick Vieira is expected to name an unchanged lineup from Crystal Palace’s draw with Newcastle United.
A 4-3-3 setup is expected to take shape on the field, with Tyrick Mitchell, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen and Joel Ward likely to form the back four for Crystal Palace. Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheick Doucoure and Eberechi Eze will take their places in central midfield.The short trip to Selhurst Park will end Potter’s long wait for a domestic outing in charge of the side he took over earlier this month.
As it stands, the former Brighton manager’s side sit seventh in the table and a win feels particularly important, as obvious as that is to say. Having worked with at least some of the squad since the 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg a number of weeks ago, signs of obvious progress would not be too much to ask for.
Palace, meanwhile, have won only once in seven games thus far, albeit having put in some impressive performances at times. Still, Patrick Vieira has an awful lot of goodwill in the tank and Selhurst Park has proven a difficult place to go for the Premier League’s leading sides.Date, kick-off time and venue
The Premier League game is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off time in Saturday October 1, 2022.
Selhurst Park in London will host.
Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
With the game kicking off during the blackout imposed across English football, it will not be broadcast live in the UK.
Highlights, however, will be shown when Match of the Day airs at 10.30pm on Saturday.
LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates via Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea team news
James Tomkins is fit for Palace, although James McArthur and Jack Butland remain unavailable.
Vieira could turn to some of his U21 squad, following their big win over Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week, with John-Kymani Gordon a potential option having scored a hat-trick. Elsewhere, the team largely picks itself, with Wilfried Zaha key in attacking areas.
For Chelsea, N’Golo Kante has returned to training but is not quite ready for the trip to Selhurst Park, as is the case with Edouard Mendy.
Marc Cucurella will miss out through illness, perhaps giving Ben Chilwell a chance to impress at left-back. Graham Potter takes charge of his first Premier League game in charge of Chelsea this weekend and will be desperate to get off to a winning start. Crystal Palace haven’t enjoyed the best of starts to the new season but always give their best and can be hard to defeat on their day.Chelsea to Win
We’re backing Potter and Chelsea to get off to a winning start against a Crystal Palace side that have lost their last 10 competitive matches against Saturday’s guests. Chelsea haven’t even conceded a goal in their last three games against Palace and we expect the home side to struggle against what will be a new look and newly organised Chelsea starting eleven. The Eagles are without a win in their last three matches in all competitions and sit 16th in the Premier League table, while Chelsea have won two of their last three outings in the league.