Current form: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
After a difficult start to the season, Chelsea presently find themselves in fourth place and presently are on a five-game winning streak in the Premier League. They are comfortably six points ahead of struggling Arsenal and a whopping ten ahead of floundering Tottenham, so regardless of whatever happens against Crystal Palace, the Blues will head into the international break inside the top four.
Crystal Palace, for their part have won just two of their last five league fixtures, but this won't be a game that Frank Lampard will be taking lightly. The visitors have already shown they are no strangers to pulling off shock results, as seen during their 2-0 win over Manchester City that has prevented Pep Guardiola's side from closing the gap on runaway leaders Liverpool.
In addition, despite their impressive form, Chelsea have actually been overally stronger on the road than at Stamford Bridge, where they have won just three of their last nine fixtures across all competitions. Most recently, they were involved in an eight-goal thriller against Ajax that saw them have to come from three goals down at 4-1 to draw even, and even the most ardent Chelsea fan will have to concede that things naturally did get a lot easier for the Blues following the dismissal of two of Ajax's players. The only unfortunate is that they weren't able to take advantage of that situation and finish off the Dutch outfit to pick up three much needed points in order to top their quartet.
In any case, the last time Chelsea won six in a row in the league - it was under Antonio Conte in May 2017, and they went on to win the title. Of course, it's still way too early in the season, and with Liverpool especially in fine form, the Blues will face a lot of competition. Certainly, though, their performances have been encouraging, for the most part, and they'll want to head into the international break off the back of a win. Depending on how things go in the Leicester vs. Arsenal tie, Chelsea could even find themselves in third spot, and potentially even second should Liverpool beat Manchester City in Sunday's top of the table clash.
Team news: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Chelsea: The hosts will have to make do without midfielder Jorginho due to a one-match ban. In addition, Antonio Rudiger, Ross Barkley, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are all still out, while Mason Mount could be a doubt due to an ankle issue.
Crystal Palace: Gary Cahill, Andros Townsend, James McArthur, and Cheikhou Kouyate have all returned to the fold after recovering from short-term injuries. This means that veteran defender Cahill could face his former team after leaving last summer, and more significant, Roy Hodgson has a full-strength squad to pick from for this game.
Match facts: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
- Chelsea have won six of their last eight home league games against Crystal Palace (L2)
- Chelsea are looking to win six consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2017
- However, since getting promoted to the top flight in the 2013/2014 season, Crystal Palace have won four of their 12 league games against Chelsea...
- ...which is twice as many as they did their 22 previous top-flight encounters between 1969-2005 (W2 D9 L11)
Where to watch Chelsea vs Crystal Palace live on November 9
In the USA, NBC Sports App, UNIVERSO NOW, NBCSports.com, NBCSN, UNIVERSO, SiriusXM FC, and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo will all provide coverage of Chelsea vs Crystal Palace.
Can't make it to Stamford Bridge? Fans in the UK can follow the match via TalkSport Radio UK, BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport Live, BT Sport Ultimate, and BT Sport 1.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to watch
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Broadcast Information
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (London)
France: RMC Sport 1, RMC Sport en direct, Canal+ France
Germany: Sky Sport 1 HD, Sky Go
India: Hotstar VIP, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select HD1
Indonesia: Mola TV
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro SuperSport 3
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport 14, Ziggo Sport Select
Nigeria: SuperSport 3 Africa, Canal+ Sport 2 Afrique, DStv Now
Portugal: Sport TV LIVE, Sport TV2
Spain: DAZN Spain
Turkey: S Sport, S Sport+, Idman TV
United Kingdom: BBC Radio 5 Live, BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport Live, TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport 1
United States: UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, SiriusXM FC, NBC Sports App, NBCSN, NBCSports.com, fuboTV, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo