Live on Sky: Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Crystal Palace vs Chelsea in the Premier League on Tuesday (kick-off 6pm).

Team news

Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has no new injury concerns for the visit of Chelsea to Selhurst Park.

Jeffrey Schlupp and James Tomkins have been long-term absentees with hip and thigh issues respectively and are not expected to feature again this season.

Defender Martin Kelly returned to training on Monday after a calf problem but is unlikely to be part of the matchday squad.



Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson says he wants to strengthen his side’s attacking options in this summer transfer window.

Chelsea will be without N’Golo Kante for the short trip to south London. The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Watford and is likely to be missing for a week.

Fikayo Tomori (muscle) had an unspecified setback and is still absent, as is Mateo Kovacic (Achilles).

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How to follow

Follow the match on Sky Sports Action without crowd noise and Sky Sports Main Event with crowd noise from 5.30pm; kick-off 6pm. Also keep up-to-date in our dedicated live blog with in-game clips, as well as highlights published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after full-time.

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Opta stats

  • Crystal Palace have lost four of their last five home league games against Chelsea, winning the other in October 2017.
  • None of the last 17 Premier League meetings between Crystal Palace and Chelsea have finished level, with the Blues winning 13 to Palace’s four.
  • Only Fulham (19.5%) have a lower win rate in Premier League London derbies than Crystal Palace (23.5% – won 24/102). Meanwhile, Chelsea have the highest win percentage in such matches (51.4% – won 131/255).
  • Chelsea have scored exactly twice in nine of their last 10 Premier League London derby matches (W7 D1 L2), failing to score in the other (0-1 v West Ham in November).
  • Crystal Palace are the only unbeaten side in Premier League home London derbies this season (W1 D1). Defeat here will see every London side lose a home derby in the competition for the first time since 2012-13.
  • Crystal Palace have lost their last three Premier League games without scoring a single goal. They last lost four in a row without scoring between May-September 2017 – a run of eight under three different managers (Sam Allardyce, Frank de Boer and Roy Hodgson).

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