How Chelsea Could Line Up vs Crystal Palace As Graham Potter Hunts for First Win As Blues Boss

How Chelsea Could Line Up vs Crystal Palace As Graham Potter Hunts for First Win As Blues Boss

  • Chelsea are scheduled to resume Premier League action with a trip to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace
  • Graham Potter, who took charge of the Blues earlier in the month, will be desperate to lead his side to victory during the clash
  • Potter is yet to guide Chelsea to victory since his arrival, with his first match in charge ending in a 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg

Graham Potter is expected to name a strong Chelsea team to take on Crystal Palace when the two London teams lock horns on Saturday, October 1.

This will be Potter's second game in charge of the Blues since taking over from Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked earlier in September.

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Graham Potter during a training session at Chelsea Training Ground in Cobham. Photo by Darren Walsh.
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The ex-Brighton boss is yet to taste victory with Chelsea since his arrival, with his first game ending in a frustrating draw against RB Salzburg during the Champions League.

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As such, his side's Premier League clash with Palace will be important, with the Englishman keen to steady the ship at Stamford Bridge.

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How Chelsea could line up vs Crystal Palace

Potter is expected to return Edouard Mendy between the sticks during his side's trip to Selhurst Park after shaking off an injury that kept him out against Salzburg.

The Blues boss could make an unconventional call in defence that could see Thiago Silva dropped after his costly error in the Champions League.

That scenario could see Chelsea line up with three at the back, featuring Cesar Azpilicueta, new signing Wesley Fofana and former Brighton star Marc Cucurella.

Reece James and Ben Chilwell are expected to keep their places as wingbacks on either flank, with Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, and Conor Gallagher taking charge in midfield.

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Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz are in line to start upfront, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leading the goal hunt.

PSG interested in signing Chelsea star

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Paris Saint-Germain have renewed their interest in signing Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

The French champions are keen to add the 31-year-old to their ranks to help strengthen the club's midfield.

Kante, who joined the Blues in 2016 from Leicester City, is contracted at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season.