Why isn’t Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premier League clash on TV in UK today?

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Chelsea contest their second London derby in a matter of days when Crystal Palace visit Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

The crisis-stricken Blues lost 2-1 to neighbours Fulham on Thursday to deepen their problems.

Having spent so much money since May’s takeover, the world is waiting to see how the next chapter develops for Chelsea, who look further off any success than they did before Thomas Tuchel was sacked but have just successfully hijacked Arsenal’s transfer push for top target Mykhaylo Mudryk.

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While usually all of their games would be broadcast the world over, however, those in the UK will not be able to see live how Graham Potter’s team fare in another London derby today.

With Chelsea having played Fulham on Thursday, a fixture postponed because of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in October, their Premier League meeting with Palace was then pushed back a day.

As a result, Fulham’s trip to Newcastle will be Sky Sports’ 2pm GMT offering instead, followed by the north London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal.