Graham Potter drops Chelsea team news update ahead of Crystal Palace

Chelsea boss Graham Potter has dropped a big team news update ahead of their next outing.

With the international break winding down, focus is once again switching to the Premier League.

Chelsea missed their last two gameweeks due to the Queen’s funeral, meaning they have played just six league matches in 2022/23.

Their next outing sees them face off with Crystal Palace on Saturday the 1st of October at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea head into the game sat 7th in the Premier League, two points off the top-four and eight points off top spot – though Arsenal have played one more game than the Blues.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have had a rough start to the campaign. The Eagles were expected to kick on after a promising 2021/22 season with a young squad under Patrick Vieira.

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However, Palace head into the weekend sat 16th in the Premier League with just one win to their name.

Now ahead of the match, Graham Potter, who is preparing to take charge of his first Premier League match as Chelsea boss, has dropped a team news hint.

According to The Athletic, Trevoh Chalobah was deployed in midfield during a behind-closed-doors friendly against Brighton.

With many first-teamers on international duty, Chalobah was given a chance to impress in Jorginho’s role, with Conor Gallagher and Denis Zakaria either side of him during a 2-1 victory.

Given Chalobah seemingly has little role in Chelsea’s backline following the arrivals of Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana, moving him into midfield where the west Londoners are currently lacking could be a smart move from Potter.

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