Arsenal seek to maintain edge
Third-place Arsenal retains a one-point edge over Manchester City despite the Gunners' 14-match unbeaten run in the league being ended by a late collapse at Everton on Tuesday. City is concerned heading into tomorrow's game about the severity of a knee injury sustained by midfielder Ilkay Gundogan against Watford.
A seventh defeat in nine league games has left Alan Pardew's future as Palace manager looking even more precarious. Fresh from hosting Manchester United, Palace today welcomes a Chelsea side on a 10-game winning run in the league that has seen the leaders only concede twice.