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Chelsea can climb to second in the Premier League table with victory over Crystal Palace in today's early kick-off.

The Blues currently occupy the final Champions League spot following five straight league victories and can take advantage of Leicester City not being in action until later this evening as well as Manchester City facing leaders Liverpool away from home tomorrow.

Overcoming the Eagles is easier said than done as they've already beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford and fought back from two goals down to earn a point against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

And Frank Lampard is wary of the threat Roy Hodgson's side will pose at Stamford Bridge.

"I have had both those emotions already this year," he told reporters. "So we drew against Sheffield United but dropped a two-goal lead. Obviously we beat Southampton going into the last one.

"So I get that completely, as a manager I take it very firmly when we have had the negatives and the positives too. It has been a positive month, hence the award that I got personally and moved up the table.

"In football we know that it can move very quickly. We want to get the right result but we have to respect every team in the Premier League, respect Crystal Palace.

"They are not far from being up and around us, with some really good form and performances.

"By no way is it going to be an easy one for us."

In terms of team news, three players who won't feature this afternoon are Ross Barkley, Antonio Rudiger and Ruben Loftus-Cheek because of injury.

Although, Barkley was spotted in Friday's training session and Lampard has been handed a triple fitness boost as Mason Mount, N'Golo Kante and Andreas Christensen were all pictured in training.

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Elsewhere, the Blues squad including the likes of Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham were put through their paces at the club's training base in Cobham on Friday afternoon.

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