Match Venue: Selhurst Park
Match Date: October 14, 2017 | 22:00 (Asia GMT+8)
12BET (Football Tip) It could get even more tough for Crystal Palace to rise up in their next match as they host to Premier League champs. With less and less confidence now, Palace have growing concerns on how they can strategically leave the bottom spot of the domestic league (Sign Up on 12BET to get more betting tips).
Head to Head Matches
01-04-2017 Chelsea 1:2 Crystal Palace
17-12-2016 Crystal Palace 0:1 Chelsea
03-01-2016 Crystal Palace 0:3 Chelsea
29-08-2015 Chelsea 1:2 Crystal Palace
03-05-2015 Chelsea 1:0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace were smashed with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester United before the international break took place. The match loss has marked the Eagles’ 7th defeat in the Premier League. And what’s worse for the team is that they are hosting domestic league battle against reigning champs, Chelsea on weekend without the presence of play makers Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha.
Antonio Conte’s Chelsea will be eager to bounce back after having been defeated by Manchester City in 0-1 encounter at Stamford Bridge.
Though they are bound to face a relegated team, Crystal Palace, this match might not be an easy task for the Blues. Alvaro Morata is unfit so he definitely won’t make it in time for the match. N’golo Kante is also an absentee here. So that leaves coach Conte to decide whether to start Michy Batshuayi, Pedro, Willian, or Eden Hazard in the battle.
Apparently, Chelsea’s concerns are only about having injured player. For Antonio Conte it’s only a matter of choosing which players are best to feature in the absence of the club’s key figures.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have broad problems that they need to address properly. And without the power to level up their performance, the Eagles will be forced to stay in the drop zone.
Chelsea 1.14 (get the best betting odds on 12BET)
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