Chelsea are looking forward to remain unbeaten for the 13 games in a round and get closer to the Premier League title when they host the easy opponent Crystal Palace at the Stamford Bridge !
The Blues fought hard in the 2-1 win at Stoke City last week . The win at the Bet365 stadium stretched Chelsea’s unbeaten run to 12 matches in all completions and 8 in the English Premier League. They currently sit 10 points clear-off the second placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Crystal Palace seem to have found the lost mojo under the new manager Sam Allardyce and are gradually swimming away from the relegation waters. They defeated Watford 1-0 at home on matchday 29 to register their third consecutive league win with clean-sheet. They are sitting at 16th in the league table with a 4 point cushion over the bottom three teams.
Chelsea are Favourites
Chelsea are a scare to every opponent in the league at the moment. They Blues were beaten just three times during the 29 Premier League matches this season. Moreover, their record at home is a formidable one and are coming on the back of 10 straight wins at the Bridge.
Head to Head
Chelsea crawled pass Crystal palace in the first leg of the corresponding tie. A 43rd minute strike from Diego Costa was all what the Blues needed to scoop a back-to-back wins at the Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace came out 2-1 winners when the teams met at the Stamford Bridge last season. However, they lost to Chelsea in the four previous visits to the Bridge.
It will be worth knowing that there are no draws in the 9 Premier League meetings between these two sides. Chelsea have 7 wins as against Crystal Palace’s 2.
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