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Graham Potter takes charge of Chelsea in the Premier League for the first time this afternoon as they travel to Selhurst Park to play Crystal Palace. The postponement of matches after Queen Elizabeth II’s death followed by the international break means that it is almost a month since either side last played in the league.
Since then Thomas Tuchel has been sacked and Potter saw his draw to RB Salzburg in the Champions League, a performance where the Blues’ shortcomings at both ends of the pitch were evident. While most of his squad have been away on international duty, the Chelsea boss will be hoping the recent break has given his side a chance to reset.
Palace were last in action when drawing with Newcastle at the start of September, and they have just one win in the Premier League so far this season. Patrick Vieira’s side have played a game less than the team around them, but sit 16th and only two points off the relegation zone. Follow Crystal Palace vs Chelsea LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below!
Graham Potter will finally take charge of his first Premier League game for Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, as Crystal Palace welcome their capital counterparts to Selhurst Park for a London derby.
The Blues entered the international break sitting seventh in the table, while the Eagles are nine places and four points worse off than their upcoming opponents.
A reunion with former loan star Conor Gallagher awaits Crystal Palace this weekend, and how Patrick Vieira could do with a player of his mould right now, as the Eagles seek just their second win of the league season in Saturday's derby.
Nick Pope and Vicente Guaita stole the show as Newcastle United and Crystal Palace played out an action-packed 0-0 draw before the international break, although the PGMOL have since admitted that a mistake was made in ruling out a Magpies winner in the dying embers.
Newcastle's goal was disallowed for a perceived foul by Joe Willock on Guaita, when in reality the ex-Arsenal man was pushed into the Spaniard by Tyrick Mitchell, and Palace fans would have been counting their lucky stars that they came away from St James' Park with a point.
That has done little to improve the Eagles' 16th-placed standing in the embryonic rankings - hovering just two points above the relegation line - but they do have a game in hand on most of the teams around them and have only suffered one defeat in their last six in all tournaments.
After ending the 2021-22 Premier League season with five consecutive clean sheets at Selhurst Park, Palace have conceded in each of their three top-flight home games so far this term - a defensive downturn which Chelsea and their new manager bounce will seek to take advantage of.
It has been a rather long time coming, with the death and state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II leading to a wave of postponements up and down the British Isles, but Potter will finally be in the dugout for a Premier League game with Chelsea this weekend.
Thomas Tuchel's successor has had bountiful time to get acquainted with his squad of superstars having only taken charge of one game since his appointment was confirmed, drawing 1-1 with Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League as the Blues remain winless in Europe.
Potter has taken the reins at a Chelsea side who have only posted a measly two wins from their last seven games in all competitions, and a total of 10 points from six Premier League outings leaves the West London club languishing in seventh place in the table - eight points adrift of league leaders Arsenal having played a game fewer.
There are unsurprisingly some concerns that Potter may be a small fish in a big pond, and the ex-Brighton & Hove Albion boss is under immediate pressure to reverse a trend that has seen Chelsea lose each of their last three away games in all competitions.
The visitors have also notched up just two goals on the road in the 2022-23 season but can take some comfort in the fact that they have won each of their last nine league games against Crystal Palace, and their penchant for London derbies is apparent - winning eight of their last nine capital clashes on their travels.
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The Blues head to Selhurst Park in search of their first win of the Graham Potter era at Chelsea, with the former Brighton boss taking charge for the first time in the Premier League since becoming head coach at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have won 10 consecutive matches against the Eagles but 47-year-old Potter has never beaten the south London side in seven attempts. Three points will go a long way today.
The new Chelsea boss is under no illusion of the challenge Palace will present, and has been impressed with Vieira's work.
Potter said: "He's done a fantastic job. I think he has built on the foundations that Roy laid in terms of a defensive structure. Added some really good attacking players, not just in the attacking positions, the centre-backs have made a difference to them in terms of how they defend and build attacks. Always difficult to play against, well-organised, good spirit, it epitomises him as a player as well."
Crystal Palace centre-back James Tomkins is in line to return from a calf problem for the visit of Chelsea, but Vieira is still without a trio of injured players this weekend.
Jack Butland (hand), Nathan Ferguson (foot) and James McArthur (groin) remain in the medical bay, and the hosting manager has a familiar selection dilemma to solve in attack.
Michael Olise and Odsonne Edouard will push to displace Jordan Ayew and Jean-Philippe Mateta, but the hosts could ultimately go unchanged from the side that took a point home from Newcastle.
As for Chelsea, N'Golo Kante has made a timely return to training as he battles back from a thigh injury, but Potter has conceded that the Frenchman is not ready for a competitive comeback yet - the same goes for Edouard Mendy.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will therefore continue in goal for the time being, and Potter has also revealed that Marc Cucurella and Carney Chukwuemeka have picked up bugs and will miss the trip as well.
Gallagher may be forced to accept a spot on the bench against his old employers, as Potter welcomes the likes of Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaly and Ben Chilwell back to his first XI.