With Manchester City leading Tottenham, the pressure on Chelsea to maintain their fine start to the season is now higher than ever. Jose Mourinho has picked a decent side – minus Diego Costa – for the game at Selhurst Park, with bouncing back from his side’s last defeat in the south or London key.
Palace are not without their threats, but a hold and cold start to the campaign means they’re firm underdogs against their city rivals.
Palace starting line-up v Chelsea: Speroni, Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Campbell.
— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) October 18, 2014
Chelsea line-up v Palace: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy. #CFC
— Chelsea FC (@chelseafc) October 18, 2014