Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Selhurst Park

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Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

Crystal Palace host face Chelsea at Selhurst Park on 14/10/17 as Roy Hodgson finally looks to stop the rot with his new side. Palace were thrashed 4-0 away to Manchester United last time out, while Chelsea will also have a point to prove after losing 1-0 at home to Manchester City. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Given their current form at the start of this season, it’s difficult to envisage Crystal Palace getting a positive result this weekend. I’m going for a comfortable Chelsea win, with the champions likely to be fuelled by their defeat to Manchester City a fortnight prior. 

Chelsea -1 handicap - 11/10
Chelsea to win to nil - 6/5

Crystal Palace scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Crystal Palace saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Chelsea

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Chelsea saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Crystal Palace

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Crystal Palace Form Guide

Crystal Palace Team Logo

Crystal Palace

Won

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
W A

17-03-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

07-04-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-04-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 2)

D A

21-04-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-04-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

05-05-2018

Premier League

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-07-2018

Club Friendlies

FC Helsingoer Team Logo FC Helsingoer

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

16-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Halmstads BK Team Logo Halmstads BK

FT 1 - 6

(HT 1 - 4)

Chelsea Form Guide

Chelsea Team Logo

Chelsea

Won

6

Draw

2

Lost

2
L H

01-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

08-04-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

19-04-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

22-04-2018

FA Cup

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

19-05-2018

FA Cup

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Crystal Palace Preview

It really is an almighty slump that Crystal Palace find themselves in at this moment in time, with their misery being further compounded by a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United prior to the international break. Their inevitably defensive gameplan was thrown out of the window just three minutes into the contest, as Juan Mata fired United into an early lead. Marouane Fellaini scored either side of half-time before Romelu Lukaku added a fourth in the final five minutes, as Palace mustered just one shot on target all game. Freddie Ladapo - who was playing for Margate this time twelve months ago - is the club’s only fit senior centre-forward at present, having made his Premier League debut at Old Trafford and may now be handed a huge opportunity to lead the line in the absence of Christian Benteke through injury. Finding positives from this season is almost impossible for Palace, but they could be boosted this weekend by the return of Wilfried Zaha from injury after the winger returned to training. Despite that, defeat here would make it eight defeats from eight for the Eagles and with a severe crisis of confidence heading into the rest of the campaign.

Crystal Palace Team News

Connor Wickham and Christian Benteke are both missing with knee injuries. Scott Dann (knock) and James Tomkins (illness) will be checked, while Wilfried Zaha (knee) could return.

Chelsea Preview

If Antonio Conte could go back in time and re-play Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City, he almost certainly would make radical changes to his tactical approach to the game after showing Pep Guardiola’s men far too much respect at Stamford Bridge. Just from Conte’s team selection alone it was clear Chelsea were going to play on the back foot, with that fact becoming all the more evident when Alvaro Morata went off injured and was replaced by Willian over Michy Batshuayi, leaving them with no prototypical striker on the pitch. A lack of goal threat was soon punished as Kevin De Bruyne struck home the game’s only goal in the 67th minute, leaving Chelsea six points off the Premier League leaders after seven games. It also ended what was before it an extremely positive week for the club, having won 4-0 away to Stoke City and then went on to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 away from home in the Champions League. The goal now switches to continuing their excellent away form at the start of this season, having started with four wins from four in all competitions when on their travels under Conte.

Chelsea Team News

Both N’Golo Kante and Alvaro Morata are set to miss out here with hamstring problems. Danny Drinkwater (calf) remains doubtful as he waits to make his Chelsea debut.

Crystal Palace Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Chelsea Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea Sidelined Players

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