Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
English Premier League 2016/17
17th December, 12:30 pm BST
Selhurst Park, London
Live Stream: Watch Crystal Palace vs Chelsea live online on Sky Sports 1
Chelsea Team News & Preview
Chelsea travel to Selhurst Park for their next Premier League game against Crystal Palace this weekend.
The Blues are in breathtaking form right now and will look to exploit Palace’s failings in their own backyard. Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Sunderland was their 10th consecutive league win in a row, and they are in no shortage of confidence right now.
Antonio Conte‘s men are six points clear of second-placed Liverpool and will look to extend that gap with a win. Liverpool face Everton in the Merseyside derby this week and could well drop points there.
John Terry is the only Chelsea player injured right now. Other than that, Conte has a full fit squad to choose from.
Predicted Chelsea Starting Lineup (3-4-3): Courtois; Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard
Crystal Palace Team News & Preview
Palace are in terrible form right now and this will be a massive challenge for Pardew.
The Eagles are not just up against the best team in the country; they are up against the most organised and complete teams around. Chelsea are not just good going forward, they are the best defensive unit in the league, as well.
Pardew’s men have now lost four of their last five home league matches and will be lacking in confidence when Chelsea come to town. Furthermore, their poor record against the Blues won’t help either. They have lost three of their last four at home to Chelsea.
The home side will be without James Tomkins, Bakary Sako, Pape Soaure, Connor Wickham, Jonathan Benteke and Steve Mandanda due to injuries.
Predicted Crystal Palace Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Hennessey; Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward; McArthur, Ledley; Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend; Benteke
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Key Stats
Chelsea have won their last 10 matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 8 of their last 10 matches in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace have conceded at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace have failed to win 9 of their last 10 matches in the Premier League.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Chelsea are in fantastic form right now and have a very good record against Palace away from home. Bet on the Blues to win at 4/7.
Diego Costa is in great scoring form this season. Get him to score anytime at 4/5.
Palace have conceded a fair few this season. A high scoring game — over 2.5 goals at 4/6 — cannot be ruled out.
Chelsea have kept 8 clean sheets in their last 10. Bet on them to win to nil at 15/8.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Prediction
Crystal Palace are in very poor form and are simply out of their depth against Chelsea.
This should be a routine victory for the Blues, and the league leaders should be able to extend their 10-match winning run without any problems.
Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea