Crystal Palace



Good evening patrons, live from Stamford Bridge, it's Saturday Night! Football. With me, Howard Crossland.

Here's the Chelsea fellas:

And the Palacians:

Chelsea get us underway.

03:16 gone, and nothing has happened. So enjoy this instead.

5 minutes and mostly in the engine room, neither keeper involved. But an early corner for Palace.

Deep corner reaches Benteke but he has to grow a new neck to reach it and it falls simply to Courtois.

8 mins. Zappacosta finding some space down the right, Kante sends in a stinging shot from the resulting corner but it's straight at the keeper.

The digs at last week's Chelsea performance have been thick and heavy from Darren Fletcher so far. Willian carves out a half-chance which is saved low.

Down the other end, Townsend connects with a sweet dipping volley and it's curling away just over the top. Could've been a cracker.