Chelsea will play against Crystal Palace on Sunday at Selhurst Park in the Premier League match. Crystal Palace are in great form at this moment. The win against Manchester City one week ago has certainly boosted up their confidence level. On the other hand, Chelsea are also on the winning ways. The Blues will certainly wish to win this match against Crystal Palace to maintain their good form. If Chelsea are able to win the match against Crystal Palace, the point difference between them will reduce to 2 points.

 

Tottenham Hotspur lost their match against Wolves on Saturday. The players of Spurs clearly looked tired and Wolves took the game away from them in the second half of the match. Tottenham Hotspur were 6 points behind Liverpool; but after this defeat the difference increased to 9. The League leaders Liverpool have the advantage in their hand after the emphatic win against Arsenal on Saturday. Manchester City will play against Southampton in the away match on Sunday. If they are able to win that match their difference of points with Liverpool will remain 7.

Chelsea’s record away from home is not very much good in this season. On the other hand, their recent record against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park is not very much impressive. The Blues have only managed to draw two matches in their last five meetings against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. In the other three matches they have to accept defeats in this London Derby at the home of Crystal Palace. So, it will certainly be an encounter to watch out for the football fans.

 

Team News :

 

Chelsea :

 

The manager of the Blues, Maurizio Sarri accepted the fact that it would certainly be a tough match for the Blues. The Blues have found it difficult to score goals away from home. On the other hand, Crystal Palace are generally very much sound at the back and they have kept several clean sheets in this season.

The Blues will certainly miss the service of Pedro and Callum Hudson Odoi in this match as both the players are suffering from hamstring injury. It will be very much interesting how Maurzio Sarri field his side in this match. In the recent matches, the manager liked to play with Eden Hazard as false nine. However, this time it will not be possible as Pedro is not available. So, he will have to field Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata is expected to be in the bench in this match for the Blues.

 

Crystal Palace :

 

The manager of Crystal Palace, Roy Hodgson confirmed that they would not like to lose this match. So, they will probably go for one point in this match. Christian Benteke is still unavailable for the hosts to start in this match.

 

Predicted Starting Eleven :

 


Crystal Palace:(4-4-2)

 

Goalkeeper : Guaita

 

Defenders : Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt

 

Midfielders : McArthur, Kouayte, Milivojevic, Meyer

 

Attackers : Zaha, Townsend.

 

Chelsea: (4-3-3)

 

Goalkeeper : Kepa

 

Defenders : Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso.

 

Midfielders : Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic

 

Attackers : Hazard, Willian, Giroud.

 

My Predicted Scoreline :

 

Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea.