Crystal Palace - Premier League - 9 November 2019

Tanya Simon
November 9, 2019

But, the Chelsea manager will not be bothered by that against Crystal Palace, seeing as Jorginho is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card last week at Watford.

Chelsea climbed up to second in the Premier League after Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic sealed a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.

The latest Blues star to have picked up an issue, meanwhile, was Mason Mount, with the English worldwide having been forced off during Chelsea's comeback draw with Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday night. During his pre-match press conference, the Chelsea boss gave a definitive timeline on the German's return.

Tomori and Kurt Zouma have formed a formidable partnership in central defence and the pair will once again take the field on Sunday but the full-back roles might be a bit of a problem for the Chelsea manager.

"So hopefully the players will go out and prove the curse wrong tomorrow because we want to carry on our momentum".

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He reached his half century from 31 balls, just ahead of Morgan who posted his 11th T20 50 from only 21 deliveries. But that changed dramatically as Morgan and Malan took charge and blasted 20 off Santner's next over.

Meanwhile, Lampard provided an update on Antonio Rudiger, who continues to remain sidelined with a groin injury that has bothered him all season. "We've been trying to find a solution, Toni's been having some issues, it's not easy for a player in that position, so hopefully we are at that case now and in three weeks we're in a better place".

Jorginho is set to miss the game due to suspension, while Ross Barkley could return after returning to training.

Chelsea have been handed a boost as midfielder Mason Mount is in the squad after recovering from a minor ankle knock that forced him off during the draw with Ajax in midweek. This makes the selection simple with Mateo Kovacic expected to partner N'Golo Kante, who will make his first appearance after his injury comeback. It's a conversation that I will have with Gareth (Southgate) or Steve (Holland) with Ross to see how it pans out for him over the next 10 days.

"I like going to the gym as well - that's another one of my superstitions".

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