Chelsea will soon have to play its league game against Patrick Vierra’s team, Crystal Palace, and the tie will be another opportunity for Potter to prove himself to the club’s supporters.
Winning in the tie will also be valuable for the team as it currently sits outside the top-four zone. The confidence of the squad will also be boosted if Potter succeeds in getting a win during the match. Below is the kickoff time and possible lineup, as well as the match date and head-to-head.
Eight matches have been played between the Eagles and Chelsea since 2019 and looking at the outcomes, the Blues have won in all the 8 encounters. The Blues have also picked up more than 4 clean sheets in the ties.
However, Patrick Vierra appears to be giving Palace a new mentality and approach towards big matches, and with that, it is likely to be a tough match for Chelsea, especially as the club is currently in a managerial transition.
Possible Lineup for Chelsea
Koulibaly, Fofana, and Silva
James, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, and Cucurella
Sterling and Aubameyang
Match date and kickoff time
Both teams are expected to meet at Selhurst Park on Saturday, October 1st, at 15:00 WAT.