Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira makes Chelsea ‘form’ admission ahead of crucial Premier League clash

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says he is just focusing on how to improve his team and not get carried away by Chelsea.

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says he has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the Premier League game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Eagles will look to capitalise on Chelsea’s current slump in form when they visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Palace themselves have not been firing on all cylinders all season and come into the game on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Southampton in the FA Cup.

Before that, they lost heavily to Tottenham at home and are looking for their win against a London side in the Premier League this season.

The Palace manager says he has no fresh injury concerns and says Chelsea will still be a dangerous side despite their recent struggles.

He told reporters ahead of the visit to Chelsea: “Everyone from the last game has trained all week.

“We had Tyrick with us. His suspension is over, so he’ll be part of the team.

“Looking at the squad they [Chelsea] have and the quality of players and manager they have.

“At the moment, they may be in a difficult period because of everything going against them – and there are so many teams in that position – but it doesn’t take away the quality they have.

“We have to perform well and not think about the run of games they’re having at the moment.

“We want to focus on ourselves and improve on the last game, be more competitive, more consistent to allow ourselves to win.”