Chelsea vs Crystal Palace / Premier League – Two teams from London will meet in this match of the 11th round of the English Premier League, where the home team, Chelsea currently occupies the third place in the table and has even 16 points more than the 14th-positioned Crystal Palace. This suggests that the Blues should routinely won three new points on Sunday, but they should be cautious as in previous three seasons each team won three their head-to-head.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace begins 04.11.2018 at 17:00 CET
Last year, both their matches had ended as home victory of home teams by 2-1, while in two previous season Crystal Palace managed two win even two times at the Stamford Bridge. Right because of that Chelsea’s players should be very cautious on Sunday, regardless of fact that are in much better shape than their rivals.
The Blues won seven and drew three league matches so far and fully deservedly occupy the third place in the table, and have just two points fewer than Manchester City and Liverpool. Besides, they won all nine points in first three rounds of the Europa League, while in the League Cup they have reached the quarter-finals. True, manager Sarri has to deal now with injuries of forwards Hazard and Giroud, while from before are out of action young stopper Ampadu and midfielder van Ginkel.
Probable lineups Chelsea: Kepa – Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso – Kante, Jorginho, Barkley – Willian, Morata, Pedro
We have said in the introduction that atmosphere in Crystal Palace changing room is totally different than of their opponents ahead of this Sunday’s match at the Stamford Bridge, given they lost even four and drew just one out of last five matches. Of course, that led to their downfall to the 14th place in the table where they have just three points more than 18th-positioned Fulham. Last week they were defeated away by second-division Middlesbrough 1-0 in the round of 16 of the League Cup.
We should bear in mind they had faced Middlesboro with the reserve team, while before that they pulled very good 2-2 against Arsenal at home in the 10th round of the Premiership, which at the same time put an end to three-game losing streak in the league. Right because of that we expect from experienced manager Hodgson to send on the pitch now against Chelsea the same 11 players who faced Arsenal, especially as due to injuries still out of action are defenders Dann adn Wardte, and forwards Benteke and Wickham.
Probable lineups Crystal Palace: Hennessey – Wan – Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, van Aanholt – Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur–Townsend, J. Ayew, Zaha
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace PICK
Everything in this match is on Chelsea’s side, but the Palace is expecting better days after last week’s draw with Arsenal, which is why we expect from them to play well and put Chelsea through trials at the Stamford Bridge.
Pick: under 3.5 goals
Odds: 1.65 at betvictor (down to 1.60 can be played)
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