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CHELSEA VS CRYSTAL PALACE,

Published:Friday | August 28, 2015 | 8:00 AM

CHELSEA (4-2-3-1)

COURTOIS, IVANOVIC, ZOUMA, CAHILL, AZPILICUETA,

FABREGAS, MATIC,

PEDRO, WILLIAN, HAZARD, COSTA

PALACE (4-1-3-2)

MURRAY, ZAHA,

SAKO, PUNCHEON, CABAYE, McARTHUR,

SOURE, DELANEY, DANN, WARD,

McCARTHY

Chelsea finally got their first win of the season, winning 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, but the victory came at a cost with John Terry red-carded for the fifth time in his career.

The three points takes the Blues to 10th in the Barclays Premier League and their four points is eight points fewer than at this stage last season and their lowest return after three games sine 2000 - when they went on to finish in sixth place.

By contrast, south London rivals Crystal Palace are in fifth place after winning two of their first three - and five points more than they had after the first three a year ago. It is, indeed, the Eagles' best start to a Premier League campaign since 1997.

Palace are causing problems from dead-ball situations; since the arrival of Alan Pardew as manager Palace have scored 16 set-piece goals, more than any other Premier League side during that period.

And the Eagles, who did not score a single own goal in the Premier League last season, have already scored two this campaign.

Palace's record at Stamford Bridge is poor. In six Premier League visits they have lost five, drawn one (in March 1995), scored just five goals and conceded 16.