Chelsea will hope to re-establish Selhurst Park as one of their stomping grounds tomorrow after last season’s shocking defeat at the hands of Neil Warnock’s side.
Barring injury John Terry will captain The Blues for a staggering 500th time against Crystal Palace.
Terry will be aiming to mark the milestone with a goal for Mourinho’s men in retribution for the own goal he scored in the two sides ‘ previous encounter back in March.
The Blues currently sit five points clear at the top of the Premiership and will be confident in their ability to continue an unbeaten start to the season against Palace.
Diego Costa’s troublesome thigh may mean he misses out after starting both of Spain’s Euro 1016 qualifiers and scoring his first goal for the former World champions.
André Schürrle was withdrawn from Germany’s match with the Republic of Ireland after suffering from a bout of flu. He will be assessed before the weekend fixture.
Neil Warnock this week praised Jose Mourinho as the next best thing to his idol – Brian Clough.
Clough once claimed: “I wouldn’t say I was the best manager in the business. But I was in the top one.” Sound familiar?
If Chelsea’s Special one comes away from Selhurst Park tomorrow with 3 points he will surely be the happy one that he so fervently defined himself as on his return to Chelsea.