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By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    John Hartson

    Former Wales striker on Final Score

    "Jose Mourinho is popular at Chelsea because he's a winner. How will the fans react if he starts losing?"  

  2. Post update

    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

      "Ultimately there were more good players playing for Crystal Palace than Chelsea. Alan Pardew's game plan was spot on and they've deserved this win. There can't be any arguments at all. A lot of Chelsea's players were a long way short, but you can to give Palace a lot of the credit."  

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    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Wow! Well I can't help but feel you will want to hear the post-match reaction to his game. Head on over to our main live text commentary for all the thoughts from the managers.

    That's it from me. See ya!

  4. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Managers embrace at full-time

    They've done it! What a result for Crystal Palace, but what's happening with Chelsea?

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    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Jose Mourinho gestures

    One minute left and Palace are still in possession. It is not looking good for Chelsea!

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    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    FIVE minutes of added time. Huge roar from the home crowd, but Palace take the ball into the corner...

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    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    Joel Ward celebrates

    There aren't many teams going to the big clubs going with an inferiority complex any more. I think you'll see clubs like Palace pulling off surprises like this more often this season."

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    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    The hosts are pushing, but time is fast running out. Can they muster another goal?

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    Jason Roberts on Final Score:  "Chelsea don't win the first ball in the box - that can happen. What is fatal is that they don't win the second ball - Ward gets to it first."  

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    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    A 17-pass move saw Falcao level for Chelsea, as shown below. It didn't last long though...  

    Opta
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    Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    Alan Pardew gives instructions

    "Crystal Palace have got people into the box and they've got their goal. Can they hang on this time?"  

  12. GOAL - Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Joel Ward

    Joel Ward celebrates

    Unbelievable scenes! The home fans were still celebrating as Crystal Palace respond immediately. Bakary Sako superbly keeps a cross in play, hooking the ball into the path of Joel Ward, who fires in.  

  13. GOAL - Chelsea 1-1 Crystal Palace

    Radamel Falcao

    Radamel Falcao celebrates

    Chelsea needed to find something and they have through a perhaps unlikely hero. Radamel Falcao steers a fine header from Pedro's cross into the back of the net for his first goal for the club. 

    We are set up for a thrilling finish now!

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    Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Yannick Bolasie should've scored there. At 2-0 it might have even been game over. I'm quite surprised by the changes Jose Mourinho has made here - he's chasing the game and brought on two inexperienced players."

  15. CLOSE!

    Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Oh, how did he miss that! Yannick Bolasie shoots wide from all of six yards and with Thibaut Courtois nowhere to be seen. That would have sealed the win.

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Final change for Chelsea as Ruben Loftus-Cheek comes on for Nemanja Matic. Fifteen minutes to go...

  17. YELLOW CARD

    Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    The referee Craig Pawson has let this game flow and it takes until the 74th minute for the first yellow card as Yohan Cabaye is booked for a challenge on Cesc Fabregas.

  18. As it stands

    Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Chelsea in the bottom half? You don't see that too often. There's still plenty of time for them to turn things around this afternoon though...

    League table
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    Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Not a lot of width for Chelsea today as the average position graphic shows below. Will Kenedy, who has slotted in at left-back, sort that out?

    Opta
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    Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Jason Roberts on Final Score:  "Palace deserve the lead - this is not the sort of defensive display we're used to from Chelsea. I'm not even sure this would be a shock result. Pardew has got a great record against Mourinho and he's set his team up well."  

  22. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Jose Mourinho shouts instructions

    No messing about now from Jose Mourinho. He throws Falcao into the mix, taking the place of Willian.

    Moments later, 19-year-old Brazilian forward Kenedy comes on for Cesar Azpilicueta.

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    Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    Bakary Sako scores

    "It's a fantastic break and goal for Palace. It's come down the left and they have got to the byeline for too easily for Chelsea's liking. It fell for Bakary Sako and for the second week in a row he's put the ball in the net."

  24. GOAL - Chelsea 0-1 Crystal Palace

    Bakary Sako

    Bakary Sako celebrates

    Oh we could be in for a real shock here! Just as Chelsea looked to be turning up the pressure, they are caught out by Palace. Yannick Bolasie squares a pass into the area forBakary Sakowho, after evading a challenge, smashes the ball into the back of the net.

    Game on!

  25. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    No-nonsense defending from Damien Delaney as he puts himself in the way of a Branislav Ivanovic shot. He's down, clutching a, shall we say, delicate area. Taken one for the team there.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    The average position graphic below shows Crystal Palace are not just sitting deep and defending.  

    Opta
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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "The game has really opened up now. Yannick Bolasie on for Palace and he'll be a danger on this left flank."

  28. SUBSTITUTION

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Yannick Bolasie, back from compassionate leave following the death of his father, is brought on for Wilfried Zaha. More for the Chelsea defence to think about.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Next, Thibaut Courtois has to be alert to keep out Bakary Sako's low effort. Palace are causing a few problems for the Chelsea defence at the moment.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Unconvincing defending by Chelsea as a ball into the box deflects off Kurt Zouma, it catches Branislav Ivanovic off guard as his attempt to then clear the loose ball almost ends up in his own net, but he is able to clear at the second attempt.

    Connor Wickham then can't quite connect with Bakary Sako's teasing ball across the face of goal.

  31. PENALTY APPEAL

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Diego Costa appeals

    Another Chelsea shout for a penalty but I'm not having this one. Diego Costa chases a long ball and gets into the area, Damien Delaney slides in and puts the ball out for a corner. Costa wants a penalty, the Chelsea fans want a penalty. Nothing given.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

      "Chelsea will be expecting more of Eden Hazard in the second half, and they will need Cesc Fabregas to get on the ball more and influence things as well."  

  33. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Thibaut Courtois launches a slightly panicky clearance high into the air but not out of play and Jason Puncheon picks it up, tries to get into the area but Cesc Fabregas is in the right place to halt his run and clear.

  34. KICK-OFF

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Chelsea get us back under way.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Right then, the players are back out. Can Chelsea pick up from where they had left off in the first half and crack this Crystal Palace defence?

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "There's been lots of good play and good defending from Palace in the first half but you sense it's going to be harder for them as the game goes on and they get tired. Chelsea's best players really haven't turned up to the level you would expect so far."  

  37. HALF-TIME

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    A slightly awkward mutual pat of the backs by Jose Mourinho and Alan Pardew as the half-time whistle goes.

    A good battle, but goalless at the break.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Pedro in action for Chelsea

    Chelsea are getting into their stride now, but it is just as half-time approaches. One minute of added time with the hosts trying to prise open the Palace defence.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "One of Chelsea's best moves and it's not a surprise they've broken through Palace's defensive line when Hazard has run at them. A couple of great saves by Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy." 

  40. GREAT SAVE!

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Now Diego Costa has come alive! 

    The striker shoots hard and low from the right side of the area, Alex McCarthy keeps it out but pushes the ball straight to Cesc Fabregas in the middle of the area. He'll surely score? No! McCarthy reacts quickly to produce a superb double-save.

  41. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa will be hoping to have more of an involvement inside the penalty area. 

    His touch map below shows he is struggling to make an impact early on.  

    Costa
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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Pat Nevin

    Ex-Scotland international on BBC Radio 5 live

    "Chelsea have had so much of the ball but have tried to walk it in. It's against a very organised Crystal Palace defence. Maybe they should be trying their hand from distance?"

  43. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Wondering why I haven't mentioned Diego Costa much? He has barely been involved, having managed just six touches of the ball so far but he is inches away from connecting with a Cesar Azpilicueta cross.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Gary Cahill and Connor Wickham compete for the ball

    A few groans of frustration from the home crowd as Chelsea squander another promising build-up. 

    Pedro, who has swapped sides with Eden Hazard and is now operating on the left, passes to Cesc Fabregas on the edge of the area but the midfielder is loath to shoot, instead teeing up Gary Cahill to launch a shot well, well over from 25 yards. 

  45. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Great chance for Crystal Palace! 

    Wilfried Zaha skips the challenge of several lunging feet to get inside the area and places the ball into the path of Yohan Cabaye on the edge of the area. 

    He's been left unmarked and only has Thibaut Courtois to beat, but the shot lacks conviction and is straight into the Chelsea stopper's hands. 

    Let off for the hosts.

  46. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Both sides very much using their flanks, with Chelsea mostly using their right and Crystal Palace attacking down the left. The hosts have had almost 70% of possession.

    Action areas
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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Chelsea have been doing most of the attacking but Crystal Palace's pace is capable of catching them on the counter. A good ball from midfield cuts out Branislav Ivanovic and releases Bakary Sako, whose low drive is pushed behind by Thibaut Courtois. 

    From the corner, Palace's fourth of the game, Yohan Cabaye shoots way over.

  48. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Damien Delaney and Diego Costa

    Diego Costa is not happy. Replays show the striker getting a shove from Damien Delaney and it almost lights the fuse. Costa keeps it calm though. For now.

  49. PENALTY APPEAL

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    The ball comes in from the corner and Kurt Zouma tumbles to the floor under the challenge of Connor Wickham. Nothing given, but a tad clumsy from Wickham.

  50. CLOSE!

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Pedro for Chelsea

    This if the first time I've properly seen Pedro in a Chelsea shirt and I've been impressed with what I've seen so far. Lively and full of running, he is certainly taking a bit of the pressure off of Eden Hazard and he goes close as he curls a shot just wide from the edge of the area.

    Corner now to Chelsea...

  51. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Next, Willian fires over after good work by Pedro. 

    Chelsea are dominating possession, but Crystal Palace are largely limiting the hosts to half chances so far.

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    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    First shot on target and it comes from Chelsea but it is nothing more than a bit of shot-saving practice for Alex McCarthy as he gets down to gather a Cesc Fabregas strike that lacked bite.

  53. Ivanovic targeted?

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Palace

    Crystal Palace are focusing their early attacks down Chelsea's right, targeting Branislav Ivanovic.

    The full-back has not had the best of starts to the season and has been off the pace a little in these early stages. 

    The pressure is certainly on, especially with full-back Baba Rahman watching on from the bench today...

  54. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Connor Wickham on the attack

    Branislav Ivanovic is then back defending as Wilfried Zaha attempts a shot from the left, which Ivanovic blocks and the ball loops onto the roof of the net.

    Palace have their third corner inside just seven minutes but it comes to nothing.

  55. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Warm applause from the Chelsea fans as Pedro - on his home debut - races across the pitch with the ball, determined to make an impression. 

    He has Chelsea's first shot on goal, but his effort strikes a defender and the ball rebounds to Branislav Ivanovic, who hacks way over the bar.

  56. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Nice touch from Jose Mourinho just before kick off.

    Yannick Bolasie is back in the Crystal Palace squad after he was away on compassionate leave following the death of his father.

    Mourinho sought out Bolasie before kick off and gave him a hug.

  57. KICK-OFF

    Chelsea 0-0 Crystal Palace

    Pardew and Mourinho before kick-off

    Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Stamford Bridge back in May to secure the Premier League title.

    Today they face them with their defence yet to really get up and running.

    Will the Blues give Jose Mourinho something to cheer about with victory today? 

    Crystal Palace get things under way...

  58. Lawro predicts

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)

    "Even with John Terry getting sent off, I thought Chelsea got back to business last week with their win at West Brom.

    "Meanwhile, Crystal Palace continued their strong start by beating Aston Villa and the pressure is off them a bit here.

    "Even if they lose at Stamford Bridge, the Eagles will have played two of last season's top four in their first four games, and still have six points. Everything is very rosy for them at the moment."

    Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace

    Check out Lawro's predictions for the entire weekend's action here.

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  60. Wickham a worry for Chelsea?

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)

    Chelsea

    Chelsea's only league defeat at Stamford Bridge during Jose Mourinho's two spells in charge came in April last year, when Sunderland won 2-1.

    On the scoresheet that day? Connor Wickham.

    Leading the Crystal Palace attack today? Connor Wickham.

    Do with that information what you will...

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    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)

  62. Get involved #bbcfootball

    That Chelsea defence will be under scrutiny today, with seven goals conceded in just three games already this season.

    If John Stones isn't coming, who do Chelsea fans want at the heart of defence? 

    Palace fans, fancy your side to get a result at Stamford Bridge today? Alan Pardew reckons Palace can push for a European spot this season. Agree?

    Let us know via #bbcfootball.

  63. Predict the result

    Think you can guess the outcome of this match? Have a go at our predictor game and you'll get a video message from one of the Match of the Day pundits at the end of the weekend rating your performance.  

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  64. Team news

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)

    Gary Cahill replaces the suspended John Terry in the centre of the Chelsea defence, partnering Kurt Zouma.

    Brazil Under-20 international forward Kenedy, recently signed from Fluminese, starts on the bench.

    Crystal Palace also make one change as Connor Wickham comes in for Glenn Murray.

    Chelsea XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa. 

    Crystal Palace XI: McCarthy, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon, Sako, Wickham  

    Chelsea
    Crystal Palace
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    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)

    Quote Message: "I deserve a good day today. With 100 matches, with the record I deserve a bit of luck." from Jose Mourinho
    Jose Mourinho
  66. The MOTD commentator's view

    Chelsea v Crystal Palace (15:00 BST)

    Simon Brotherton

    MOTD commentator at Upton Park

    Chelsea

    "Chelsea have only ever lost one league match at Stamford Bridge while Jose Mourinho has been in charge, but they could be tested here in his 100th Premier League home game by a Palace side who have the ability to cause real problems.

    "Both matches between the teams were decided by a single goal last season, with Chelsea securing the title in this fixture in May thanks to a strike from Eden Hazard.

    "Palace will hope to capitalise on Chelsea's mixed start to the season and have the joint best away record in the Premier League in 2015, winning seven of nine on the road since Alan Pardew took over in January."

  67. Home comforts for Jose

    Ninety-nine games, 76 wins, one defeat, 250 points.

    Visitors Crystal Palace are facing perhaps the most difficult away trip in world football but Alan Pardew's men do have reason to be optimistic.

    With 22 points, no team has won more points than Palace away from home in the top flight in 2015.

    Mourinho's record in his first 100 home games is the best of any manager in the Premier League era, but avoiding a slip up today will be easier said than done.

    Mourinho graphic
  68. Mourinho's milestone

    Jose Mourinho

    Not even a pitchside microphone is safe from a Jose Mourinho rant this season.

    The Portuguese coach takes charge of his 100th Premier League home game as Chelsea boss today, but you suspect he is hardly in the mood to celebrate.

    Three games down, four points on the board and five points off the top of the table. It has not been the best of starts for the reigning champions. 

    A win today would be a massive boost. One problem. They face a Crystal Palace side that boasts the joint best away record in 2015...