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Palace v Chelsea: The Programme

29 March 2014

Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea come to Selhurst Park today ahead of Crystal Palace’s final home London derby of the season – and the Palace Programme contains all your must-read build up to the big match.

Joe Ledley is our cover star and the subject of today’s main interview as he gears up for his first ever London derby. 

The former Celtic and Cardiff City midfielder is no stranger to local rivalries having previously played in the Old Firm and south Wales derbies – and the Welsh international knows what it takes to beat some of the biggest teams in world football, following his champions league exploits with the Scottish giants.  

With the likes of Barcelona and Benfica already on Ledley’s personal list of scalps, he hopes to add Chelsea to that group this afternoon.

We also catch up with Adrian Mariappa in today’s edition, as the Jamaican full back discusses his return to first team action – and reveals how he will be drawing on his previous Premier League relegation scraps with Watford in Reading during this season’s run-in. 

Elsewhere in the latest edition of our award-winning publication, Jason Puncheon picks his ‘Dream XI’, Mile Jedinak talks us through his ‘Footballing Firsts’ and Chris Waters puts a current Chelsea player under the spotlight in ‘Where Are They Now?’ 

‘Action Replay’ revisits the last time Palace defeated Chelsea in a league fixture – a 2-1 victory in August 1990 – while Alex Warner provides his thoughts on manager Tony Pulis’ tactics in ‘View From the Upper.’   

Mark Bright returns with his popular column, which this week looks at the coaching exploits of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, while we also bring you the regular thoughts of Pulis, Jedinak and co-owner Stephen Browett. 

With an extensive 11-page look at today’s visitors also included, there is plenty of content to whet your appetite ahead of today’s eagerly-anticipated clash.

Pick your copy from programme sellers around the ground for just £3.50, or download a digital version of the publication on your iPad for £2.99. 

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