The hard-fought win for the Blues was coming after nearly a month’s absence in the English Premier League.
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The match will be Chelsea’s first league outing in almost a month, but they take on a Palace side still winless in the top flight so far this calendar year.
The newly-rich Toon offered the Eagles £5 million in the January window to take their playmaker on loan for the rest of the season with a view to a £35 million permanent switch at the end of the season.
The Bees went down 2-0 to Manchester City in midweek, while Patrick Vieira’s side were held to a 1-1 draw by a resurgent Norwich City.
The Athletic reports the Netherlands international has agreed a move to Goodison Park after snubbing a rival offer from Crystal Palace.
The 74-year-old left Crystal Palace at the end of last season and has been contemplating whether to return to the game.
Meanwhile, the hosts are returning to action nine days after playing out an enthralling 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion in the M23 derby.
The Hammers will enter the contest off the back of a 4-1 win at Watford, while Palace recorded a 3-0 victory over basement side Norwich City last time out.
Elsewhere on a truncated day of action due to coronavirus postponements, Crystal Palace cruised past bottom side Norwich 3-0, while Liverpool prepared to take on Leicester in the pick of the day’s matches.
Spurs scored twice in the first half, while Palace, without manager Patrick Vieira after he tested positive for COVID-19, were reduced to 10 men when Wilfried Zaha was sent off for two bookable offences.
A club statement on Twitter read: “We can confirm that Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira is self-isolating after returning a positive test for Covid-19, and will be absent from the touchline for today’s match against Spurs.
While the home side currently occupy seventh position in the standings, Palace are down in 11th spot after just one win from their last six fixtures.
The match becomes the latest to be postponed due to sparked rise of Covid-19.
The 14th-placed Eagles head into the fixture at Selhurst Park sitting two points adrift of the visitors, who ended a lengthy winless streak with victory over Arsenal earlier this week.
The home side will enter the contest off the back of a 3-2 home win over Arsenal on Thursday, while Palace suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Leeds United on Tuesday.
The Nigerian international can play in a variety of positions from midfield to full-back and even the wing, which makes him a versatile option.
The Eagles have overcome Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in their last two matches to rise into 10th position in the table, while Burnley currently sit 18th, picking up just eight points from 11 games.
Wilfried Zaha and Conor Gallagher scored in a 2-0 victory over Wolverhampton on Saturday to follow up on a triumph last weekend at Manchester City.
The Eagles came away from the Etihad Stadium with all three points on matchday 10, while Wolves prevailed 2-1 against Everton in Monday night’s encounter.
This would be a shock return for the winger as he was not expected to be available for the club until 2022 when he originally suffered his Achilles injury in May.