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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium: Selhurst Park

Date: 12th Febuary 2024

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Chelsea will make the short trip to Selhurst Park on Monday night to face London rivals Chelsea in the last game of Round 24 of the 2023/24 Premier League season.

The Eagles welcome Chelsea to Selhurst Park in terrible form having won just twice in their last 12 league games (D3, L7). Things went from bad to worse for them in their last outing as they lost Michael Olise and Marc Guehi to injuries. The duo joined Eberechi Eze on the treatment table adding more salt to Roy Hodgson’s already sore wound.

Pressure is mounting on the former Liverpool coach to turn things around especially as Palace are now in 15th position, just five points ahead of Everton in 18th. Hodgson must find a way to turn things around if he wants to remain in the job beyond this month and winning here will surely boost his side’s chances of Premier League survival.

That said, the hosts can at least take a crumb of comfort from the fact their two wins in their last 12 league games came across their last two home league games which should boost belief ahead of the visit of Chelsea.

After a series of poor results in the league, Mauricio Pochettino’s side bounced back in style in midweek as they beat Aston Villa 3-1 at home to qualify for the FA Cup Fifth Round. That win ended a run of three games without a win for the Blues who must now take maximum points here to ensure they are still in the top-six race at the end of this round of games.

They sit eight points behind sixth-placed Man United which is certainly a huge mountain to climb however if they can keep accumulating points, they at least stand a chance.

Considering they have won their last 13 H2H games against Palace, they will fancy their chances of winning here. The Eagles are also an opponent Pochettino has enjoyed success against on a personal level with his 12 managerial H2H wins his most against any team.

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Premier League Fixtures:

February 23, 2024
Chelsea 01:00 Tottenham Hotspur
February 24, 2024
Manchester United 16:00 Fulham
Aston Villa 16:00 Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace 16:00 Burnley
Brighton & Hov… 16:00 Everton
AFC Bournemouth 18:30 Manchester City
Arsenal 21:00 Newcastle United
February 25, 2024
Wolverhampton Wanderers 14:30 Sheffield United
February 26, 2024
West Ham United 21:00 Brentford
March 2, 2024
Brentford 16:00 Chelsea
Everton 16:00 West Ham United
Fulham 16:00 Brighton & Hov…
Newcastle United 16:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nottingham Forest 16:00 Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur 16:00 Crystal Palace
Luton Town 18:30 Aston Villa
March 3, 2024
Burnley 14:00 AFC Bournemouth
Manchester City 16:30 Manchester United
March 4, 2024
Sheffield United 21:00 Arsenal

Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Liverpool 26 18 6 2 63 25 +38 60
2 Manchester City 25 17 5 3 58 26 +32 56
3 Arsenal 25 17 4 4 58 22 +36 55
4 Aston Villa 25 15 4 6 52 33 +19 49
5 Tottenham Hotspur 25 14 5 6 52 38 +14 47
6 Manchester United 25 14 2 9 35 34 +1 44
7 Brighton & Hov… 25 10 8 7 48 40 +8 38
8 Newcastle United 25 11 4 10 53 41 +12 37
9 West Ham United 25 10 6 9 36 44 -8 36
10 Chelsea 25 10 5 10 42 41 +1 35
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 10 5 10 39 40 -1 35
12 Fulham 25 8 5 12 34 41 -7 29
13 AFC Bournemouth 24 7 7 10 33 46 -13 28
14 Brentford 25 7 4 14 35 44 -9 25
15 Crystal Palace 25 6 7 12 28 44 -16 25
16 Nottingham Forest 25 6 6 13 32 44 -12 24
17 Everton 25 8 6 11 27 33 -6 20
18 Luton Town 25 5 5 15 35 51 -16 20
19 Burnley 25 3 4 18 25 55 -30 13
20 Sheffield United 25 3 4 18 22 65 -43 13

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