Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Preview

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Stamford Bridge

Date: 4th November 2018

Kick-off time – 16:00 GMT

Chelsea started their season by firing a manager that helped them win the Premier League two seasons back, and when they appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new manager, many did not expect them to compete for the Premier League title, however, 10 games in and they are firmly in the mix.

While Liverpool and Manchester City have also not been beaten this season, Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Burnley last weekend means that they are the only English team yet to lose a game in any competition this season.

The last time the Blues lost a game was at the Community Shield against Manchester City – since then, they have won 12 of 15 games, however, Crystal Palace have proven to be masters at halting teams momentums and it will be interesting to see how Chelsea approach this game.

Crystal Palace played out an impressive 2-2 draw against Arsenal last weekend, but their inconsistency saw them lose to Middleborough in the Carabao Cup in midweek.

While they have proven difficult to beat for the top sides this season, they have managed to win just 2 games all season and Chelsea don’t look like their next victim.

Palace’s problem seems to lie in their attack. The Eagles have found the back of the net just 7 times this season, and they have failed to score in 5 of their 10 league games so far.

Chelsea on the other hand have kept 5 clean sheets in the league this season and they should feel they can get another one here.

Unsurprisingly,  bookmakers have priced Chelsea up as heavy odds-on favourites while goal markets suggest we could see at least 3 goals.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Chelsea

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Burnley 0-4 Chelsea 28 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
W Chelsea 3-1 BATE Borisov 25 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League
D Chelsea 2-2 Manchester United 20 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
W Southampton 0-3 Chelsea 7 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
W Chelsea 1-0 Vidi 4 Oct, 2018 UEFA Europa League

Crystal Palace

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D Crystal Palace 2-2 Arsenal 28 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
L Everton 2-0 Crystal Palace 21 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
L Crystal Palace 0-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
L AFC Bournemouth 2-1 Crystal Palace 1 Oct, 2018 English Premier League
W West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Crystal Palace 25 Sep, 2018 English Carabao Cup

H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace 10 Mar, 2018 English Premier League
Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea 14 Oct, 2017 English Premier League
Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace 1 Apr, 2017 English Premier League
Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea 17 Dec, 2016 English Premier League
Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea 3 Jan, 2016 English Premier League


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