Armando Broja is reportedly set to start for Chelsea against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Albania international, who scored nine goals on loan at Southampton last season, has so far made six substitute appearances in all competitions for the Blues this term, totalling just 124 minutes.

A report just before the international break suggested Broja was ‘catching new Chelsea boss Graham Potter’s eye and he is close to earning a starting spot’.

The 21-year-old has ‘made a big impression in training’ and Potter ‘may put him in the starting XI soon’ despite the presence of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Potter was said to be ‘raving about Broja’s potential and ability to fit into his system’ as he looks to ‘implement a pressing’ style of play.

And now journalist Simon Phillips says Broja is  “expected to get the nod” against Crystal Palace.