Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, has blamed his side’s slow start on poor officiating from the referees who have referred the Blues first three games this season.
Mourinho, who led the Stamford Bridge side to to the Premier League glory and Capital One title drew his first game against Swansea 2-2 before being spanked by red-hot Manchester City 3-0.
The 52-year old snatched Pedro Rodriguez, who’s been heavily linked with Manchester United following his abysmal performance claiming just one point in first two games.
Chelsea are still looking to land Juventus’ Paul Pogba for over £50 million as well as Everton’s John Stones.
Chelsea and his men will welcome Crystal Palace to the Bridge as they continue their title defence on Saturday.
“I think the most important thing of this start to the season is that it’s not normal that, in three matches, you have two penalties against and play with 10 men twice,” Mourinho said.
“That’s the thing that immediately comes to the mind of someone analysing the situation. Apart from that, one match at home, two away, four points.”
Newcastle v Arsenal 12:45
Aston Villa v Sunderland 15:00
Bournemouth v Leicester 15:00
Chelsea v Crystal Palace 15:00
Liverpool v West Ham 15:00
Man City v Watford 15:00
Stoke v West Brom 15:00
Spurs v Everton 17:30