Match Preview : Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Crystal Palace have now lost four of their last five home league matches and it doesn’t get any easier as they welcome Chelsea on Saturday. The Eagles are only three points above the bottom three and have lost three of their last four at home to Chelsea.

Chelsea have won 10 league games in a row and have already secured more victories this season than they managed in the whole of last season. They are the team to beat in the Premier League and it’s hard to see where they will next drop points.

They have only managed 1-0 wins in each of their last two matches, which may be a concern for Antonio Conte, but the run shouldn’t stop here.

Team News

Crystal Palace – Jason Puncheon missed Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win over Manchester United on Wednesday through suspension and should return to the side here. His return may see Alan Pardew revert to his more usual XI.James Tomkins, Bakary Sako, Pape Soaure, Connor Wickham, Jonathan Benteke and Steve Mandanda are all long-term absentees, while Loic Remy lacks match fitness.

Chelsea – Oscar may have played his last game for Chelsea as a move to China edges closer.

Eden Hazard didn’t travel with the team to Sunderland in midweek after suffering a knock last weekend and he remains a doubt for Saturday’s clash with Crystal Palace. Willian could be set to profit with another start here.

Nemanja Matic was dropped to the bench for Wednesday’s 1-0 win and it remains to be seen whether he will return to the side following Cesc Fabregas’ winning performance.

Match Facts

Chelsea have won their last 10 Premier League matches.

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Crystal Palace’s last 8 games Premier League.

Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 10 matches Premier League.

Crystal Palace have conceded at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 Premier League matches.

Crystal Palace have failed to win 9 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Crystal Palace has 6.05 odd to win the match on NaijaBet  while Chelsea has 1.58 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 4.15.

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