England Premier League
(14 Oct 2017)
Crystal Palace – Chelsea
Crystal Palace welcomes Chelsea in a match of the 8th round of the Premier League.
Crystal Palace: The home team is still sitting at the bottom of the table with no goals and no points yet, after 7 losses. None of the Premier League team had such a bad start as Crystal Palace did. However, they have been unlucky in matches so far as they have created many chances in them. Also, they are missing some key players. Zaha is close to a return but is unlikely to be rushed back this week, while Benteke is out for another month and Loftus-Cheek is unavailable against his parent club.
Chelsea: The away team is currently holding the 4th position in the league. They managed to win 13 points after 4 wins, a draw and 2 losses. However, Chelsea was beaten by Manchester City last time out, a game which they were second best and once again struggled to create chances. Also, injuries to Kante and Morata may affect their performance but still, they are a class above the home team.
Conclusion: It is more than obvious that Chelsea is the favourite here. Also, after having lost in the last round they need to give their best today. Both teams are missing some players but Crystal Palace has a much bigger problem playing against a strong opponent.
Head To Head Stats:
|01.04.17||PL||Chelsea||Crystal Palace||1 : 2|
|17.12.16||PL||Crystal Palace||Chelsea||0 : 1|
|03.01.16||PL||Crystal Palace||Chelsea||0 : 3|
|29.08.15||PL||Chelsea||Crystal Palace||1 : 2|
|03.05.15||PL||Chelsea||Crystal Palace||1 : 0|
|15||Brighton & Hov…||29||6||11||12||32||40||-8||29|
|16||West Ham United||29||7||6||16||35||50||-15||27|