Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Early Team News, Injury Updates And Possible Line Up

Chelsea take on Crystal Palace on their first game of the 2021/2022 Premier League season

Blues will lock horns later today with Crystal Palace for their opening game of the new season just days after their super cup success.

The West Londoners are sure having a good era under their first German manager, Thomas Tuchel who has in just months of his arrival landed the two prestigious awards in the continent.

With the new season already kick off as Brentford lead the table after a 2-0 opener over Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal.

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Chelsea will fight for a winner today with Thomas Tuchel already promising to be a competitive problem for both Man United, Liverpool and City this season.

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The game today will be against a side that has two of their own, although they already permanently sold one; Marc Guehi while the other; Conor Gallagher is on loan.

Both men will look to impress the ranks at Chelsea with awesome games today which could in turn cause Blues problems.

Chelsea will be facing Palace without their Super Cup goal scorer, Hakim Ziyech after Tuchel confirmed he will be out of the squad today.

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Ziyech landed on his shoulder during the game against Villarreal and did celebrate the trophy with a bandaged arm after being taken off early in the game.

Likewise N’Golo Kante who Tuchel confirmed to be having some issues and as such won’t be available today. Although not clearly stated why he is unavailable.

Chelsea’s striker, Tammy Abraham is linked to an exit following the arrival of Romelu Lukaku who is possibly waiting to be the number 9 which only means exit for Abraham or relocating to a new number.

According to Tuchel, it’s Abraham’s call to make with AS Roma already strongly pushing to land the English man but he will be in the squad today.

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Abraham on the other hand has asked Roma for more time to think about the offer, probably waiting to see if he gets game time today.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Possible Line Ups

Chelsea Possible Line Up: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma; Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, Callum Hudson-Odoi; Pulisic, Havertz, Werner.

Crystal Palace Possible Line Up: Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Cheikhou Kouyate, Marc Guehi, Mitchell; Macarthur, Riedewald, Schlupp; Zaha, Mateta, Ayew.

Chelsea vs Crystal Prediction

Having bolstered their squad, we expect Crystal Palace to provide Chelsea with a tough game although Blues remain the favorite side for victory.

But this is football and anything can happen, Palace could hand them a shocking opener. Likewise is the opener important for Tuchel too who wants to start competing for the league trophy early.

Prediction is Chelsea to win 2:0.

Venue

Stamford Bridge

Time

2:00pm GMT

Referee

Johnathan Moss [England]

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