Chelsea vs. Crystal Palace: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea will look to put a frustrating week behind them when they host Crystal Palace in the first fixture of the Premier League weekend.

Chelsea recovered from a half-time 3-0 deficit to earn a point at West Brom last weekend, with Tammy Abraham scoring the late leveller.

They were also beaten in the EFL Cup by London rivals Tottenham, losing on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Crystal Palace suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 2-1 at home to an in-form Everton side.

A disputable penalty was the difference, which Richarlison converted right back half-time.

Match history
Chelsea have an excellent recent record against Crystal Palace, winning the last five meetings between the two.

The fixture last year saw Chelsea record a 2-0 win, with Abraham and Christian Pulisic the goalscorers.

Last five Premier League meetings
Crystal Palace 2 Chelsea 3 – 07/07/20
Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 0 – 09/11/19
Crystal Palace 0 Chelsea 1 – 30/12/18
Chelsea 3 Crystal Palace 1 – 04/11/18
Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 1 – 10/03/18

Team news
Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell are expected to make their league debuts on Saturday having featured in the midweek fixture with Tottenham.

Timo Werner opened his Chelsea account in the Spurs draw, however has struggled in the Premier League and may be rotated.

Crystal Palace have numerous defensive injuries for the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Michy Batshuayi is ineligible to feature against his parent club, whilst Jeffrey Schlupp is a doubt.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Mendy; James, Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Jorginho, Kante; Mount, Havertz, Werner; Abraham
Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Sakho, Mitchell; Townsend, McCarthy, McArthur, Eze; Zaha, Ayew


Result: Chelsea
Chelsea have won their last five matches against Crystal Palace

Correct Score: 2-0
There has been under 2.5 goals in Chelsea’s last three home matches

Anytime Goalscorer: Tammy Abraham
Abraham opened the scoring in the meeting last year and found the net versus West Brom last Saturday

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