Chelsea vs Crystal Palace predictions: Premier League preview & likely line-ups

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Chelsea to beat Crystal Palace 3-0 is 7/1 with Paddy Power

Chelsea have failed to win any of their last three matches and will want to turn things around at home to relegation candidates Crystal Palace.

Roy Hodgson’s side face a massive test if they are to escape the drop zone this weekend.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Who will win? Who will score first?

Chelsea are strong favourites at 1/4 to win this Premier League match.

Crystal Palace are a whopping 10/1 to win at Stamford Bridge, as they did last season.

Eden Hazard is 10/3 to score anytime during Chelsea vs Crystal Palace.

Christian Benteke is 4/1 to score anytime.

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Jose Mourinho & Antonio Conte

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United and Antonio Conte, Manager of Chelsea shake hands after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford on February 25, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Premier League preview

Stamford Bridge will stage Saturday’s London Derby between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

The Blues are on a poor run of form, with two defeats and a draw in their last three.

Last time out, Chelsea lost 1-0 at league leaders Manchester City. The Blues were criticised after the game for their lack of fight and determination to try and get back into the match.

Chelsea, winners of last season’s title, begin the weekend five points outside the top four in fifth position.

Crystal Palace are without a win in six and have lost their last three on the bounce.

Roy Hodgson’s side will take some positives from their spirited performance last time out against Manchester United. Goals from Andros Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead before United came back to turn the match on its head.

Palace won the reverse fixture 2-1 in October. Timoue Bakayoko’s scored to cancel out Cesar Azpilicueta’s own goal before Wilf Zaha netted the winner.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 12: Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Chelsea team news vs Crystal Palace

Ross Barkley is a doubt with a hamstring strain, but N’Golo Kante is set to be available after recovering from illness.

David Luiz and Tiemoue Bakayoko are ruled out with ankle and calf injuries respectively.

Victor Moses is set to face the club where he started his career.

Crystal Palace team news vs Chelsea

Timothy Fosu Mensah is available again after being unable to face his parent club on Monday.

Saturday’s game will come too soon for Mamadou Sakho, while Yohan Cabaye and Joel Ward both have outside chances of being fit.

Wilfried Zaha is closing in on a return, returning to training on Thursday, but is likely to be held back for the six-pointer with Huddersfield next weekend.

Bakary Sako, Scott Dann and Connor Wickham are out for the remainder of the season.

Julian Speroni and Jason Puncheon are long-term absentees.

Patrick van Aanholt is set to face his former side. Chelsea loanee Ruben Loftus Cheek is out with an ankle injury, but would be ineligible to face his parent club in any case.

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Chelsea predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Chelsea

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Chelsea

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Chelsea

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