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Chelsea journey to Selhurst Park on Saturday for the Premier League meeting with home team Crystal Palace.
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Crystal Palace go into this match after a 1-1 Premier League tied result against Everton.
In that match, Crystal Palace had 54% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player to score for Crystal Palace was Michy Batshuayi (86'). For their opponents, Everton had 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. James Rodríguez (56') was the scorer for Everton.
Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace have netted a sum total of 5 times in their prior 6 outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time is 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Crystal Palace:
- have not emerged victorious against Chelsea in their previous 6 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Chelsea go into this clash after a 0-2 Champions League win over Porto in their most recent outing.
In that game, Chelsea had 60% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. For Chelsea, the scorers were Mason Mount (32') and Ben Chilwell (85'). FC Porto had 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
In 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Chelsea, a notably low volume of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game within that period is a mere 2.5, with the average goals for The Blues equalling 1.67. Previous results aside, time will tell if the trend might be sustained in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Chelsea:
- haven't been beaten by Crystal Palace when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head meetings going back to 10/03/2018 reveals that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Crystal Palace. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories at all while Chelsea have managed to find a way, getting wins in 100% of those match-ups.
A total of 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 4 from The Eagles and 15 coming from The Blues. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The last league meeting between the two was Premier League match day 4 on 03/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Chelsea 4-0 Crystal Palace.
That day, Chelsea had 71% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Ben Chilwell (50'), Kurt Zouma (66') and Jorginho (78', 82').
Crystal Palace had 4 shots on goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Michael Oliver.
Team News: Crystal Palace
James Tomkins (Ill), James McArthur (Knock), Nathan Ferguson (Hamstring Injury) and Mamadou Sakho (Knock) will be missing for Palace boss Roy Hodgson.
Team News: Chelsea
Owing to an otherwise available group of players, there is just the one fitness issue for the Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to contend with. Charly Musonda Jr. (Knee Surgery) misses out for this game. Thiago Silva will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Here is a game where Crystal Palace will have to play well to see themselves scoring against this Chelsea side who we reckon should score one, at least.
We’re going for a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for Chelsea at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Selhurst Park (25,486)
Captain: Luka Milivojević
Chairman: Steve Parish
Manager: Roy Hodgson
Competitions: Premier League position 12
⭐ Star Man: Wilfried Zaha
Normally played in the Left Wing position, Wilfried Zaha was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Having made his senior debut playing for Crystal Palace in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has got 9 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 22 appearances.