CHELSEA host Crystal Palace in the Premier League this afternoon – and Starsport is on hand with all the details including the TV channel and kick-off time.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek is set to face Crystal Palace for the first time since his returning from his loan spell at Selhurst Park.
The 22-year-old impressed for the Eagles last season and Roy Hodgson has assured the midfielder there will always be a place for him at the club.
“When he left I was congratulating him on his season and on being picked for England,” the Palace boss said.
“I said to him ‘Don’t forget, there’s always a place for you here; if you are moving on we’d love to have you back, but I’m now expecting you to go to Russia to do extremely well for England and I’m expecting Chelsea to welcome you back with open arms. I’ll be surprised if you come back here, but you know you’re always welcome’.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea gaffer Maurizio Sarri has refused to think about equalling Frank Clark’s record of an unbeaten run for a new Premier League manager ahead of the fixture.
Sarri will equal the 11 Premier League matches without defeat that Clark racked up as the new boss of Nottingham Forest back in 1994, should the Blues avoid defeat at Stamford Bridge today.
“I don’t want to think about the record now, because we have to think only about the match,” the Italian said.
“We have to think only about the game points. The record is only a consequence, a result of the match.
“For now, I have to send to my players the message that only this match is important. All the rest is a consequence.”
What time does Chelsea vs Crystal Palace kick-off?
The Premier League game is due to kick off at 4pm GMT.
Is Chelsea vs Crystal Palace on TV today?
Live coverage of the game will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK and Ireland.
Build-up to the match gets underway at 3.30pm.
Can I live stream Chelsea vs Crystal Palace?
Existing Sky Sports customers will be able to stream the action via the Sky Go app, which can be downloaded across a host of devices.
Fans without a subscription can also live stream the match by purchasing a NOW TV sports pass.
Day Passes start at £7.99 and give you 24 hours of access to Sky Sports channels without locking into a contract.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace team news
Olivier Giroud is a doubt with a muscle injury but Sarri expects the forward to be available for their next match against BATE on Thursday.
Ethan Ampadu returned to training this week following a knee complaint but it may be too soon for the Welshman to feature.
Eden Hazard appears to have recovered from his back injury and is expected to play some part.
Ross Barkley was rested for the League Cup win over Derby and is also expected to return.
Wilfried Zaha missed Palace’s midweek defeat at Middlesbrough with a shoulder problem but is fit to play today.
Connor Wickham has joined Christian Benteke, Scott Dann and Joel Ward on the sidelines due to a thigh strain.