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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea match preview

The games keep on coming thick and fast, with a trip to Crystal Palace next up for the Blues, and here we have all the information you need ahead of the game.

After returning to winning ways at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, Chelsea are looking to strengthen their position in the Premier League top four with another capital contest….

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea kick-off time

Our trip to south-east London gets underway at 6pm on Tuesday 7 July.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea venue

Selhurst Park will host the fixture, which will take place behind closed doors with no supporters present due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please do not travel to the stadium or congregate in the nearby streets on matchdays.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea pre-match press conference

Frank Lampard spoke to the media via video link at 1.30pm on Monday 6 July. The press conference was streamed live on the 5th Stand app and this website. 

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea on TV

The Tuesday teatime derby is being broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, with coverage starting at 5.30pm.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live commentary

There will be live text commentary updates on the 5th Stand app and this website. Chelsea TV will also be providing live audio commentary on both platforms.

Our social media platforms will have exclusive coverage from Selhurst Park, including live updates on the @chelseafc Twitter account.

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea head to head

Selhurst Park has been a happy hunting ground for the Blues over the years with seven wins in 10 visits in the Premier League era. On our most recent visit in December 2018, a strike from N’Golo Kante settled the contest.

When the two sides met at Stamford Bridge back in November, it was goals from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic that handed Frank Lampard’s side a 2-0 win.

Injury news for Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic and Fikayo Tomori are all out of the trip to Selhurst Park, Lampard reported on Monday. Kante is likely to miss the weekend game at Sheffield United, too, although Kovacic might be fit again having trained on Monday. Tomori suffered a setback in training and Lampard hopes to have him available next week. 

Palace are expected to be without defender James Tomkins and midfield man Jeffrey Schlupp, though Martin Kelly could return for Roy Hodgson’s side. Former Blues Gary Cahill and Patrick Van Aanholt are likely to line up at the back.

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