Alan Pardew has spoken about the Eagles' need to bounce back from consecutive home defeats, by taking the game to Premier League leaders Chelsea this afternoon.
The Blues can win the title with a victory over Palace at Stamford Bridge today, but Pardew stressed his desire to keep the race for the top spot interesting, by beating the home side.
"The last two home defeats have knocked us back a bit and we need to respond to that," he said during his pre-match press conference on Fruday.
"We need to respond for ourselves and for the Premier League, because we will keep the title race open if we can."
Palace have lost twice in a row, falling to home defeats against West Bromwich Albion and Hull City, after a winning streak. The manager insisted that he and his team have been working hard to get back into form ahead of today's match, saying: "We have worked really hard this week to put that right."
A full video of Alan Pardew's pre-match comments is available for free at eagles.cpfc.co.uk.