Jose Mourinho celebrates his 100th Premier League home game in charge of Chelsea on Saturday when they entertain Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
The first 99 games have produced a remarkable 76 wins and 22 draws, with the sole defeat coming against Sunderland at the close of the 2013-14 season.
Their only home game so far this campaign ended in a 2-2 draw with Swansea City, but the Blues did get their first win on the board at West Bromwich Albion last weekend.
New £21m signing Pedro enjoyed a dream debut as he scored one goal and assisted another in the opening half an hour of a 3-2 victory at The Hawthorns.
His Spain international teammates Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta were also on the scoresheet as Chelsea bounced back from their humbling at Manchester City.
It wasn’t such a good day for captain John Terry, whose difficult start to the campaign continued with a red card which sees him suspended for the visit of Palace.
Gary Cahill will return to the side to partner Kurt Zouma, of whom a lot is likely to be asked this season now that the Blues seem to have missed out on John Stones.
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Everton have vowed not to sell the England defender, who has been the subject of three failed Chelsea bids, and had a transfer request turned down by the Toffees.
Mourinho could otherwise name an unchanged side, with Cesc Fabregas retained despite doubts over his early-season form and suitability to play in a midfield two.
Ramires should be named on the bench after recovering from injury, but Oscar and Victor Moses remain sidelined and Baba Rahman will be made to wait for his debut.
Connor Wickham scored for Sunderland in their famous Stamford Bridge conquest and will be hoping to ruin Mourinho’s landmark day with his maiden Palace goal.
The Eagles have started the season with two wins from three games, and Alan Pardew has installed a confidence within his squad that they can beat anyone on their day.
The visitors have Yannick Bolasie available again after the winger missed the 2-1 win over Aston Villa to be with his family in DR Congo following the death of his father.
Goalkeeper Julian Speroni and Marouane Chamakh are back in selection contention again, but are unlikely to start. Mile Jedinak and Fraizer Campbell are still out.
Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford is ineligible for the trip to his parent club, who have lost just once in 15 league meetings with Palace and won this fixture 1-0 last season.
Should Mourinho mark his Stamford Bridge centenary with three points, the champions will leapfrog Palace in the table and go level on points with Manchester United.
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