Chelsea vs Crystal Palace betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace prediction: Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have won two of their last three matches at the Bridge, but the two sides’ respective form makes another Palace win highly unlikely.

Maurizio Sarri has the opportunity to match former Nottingham Forest manager Frank Clark’s 1994 record of going undefeated in his first 11 Premier League matches.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

Chelsea are 1/4 favourites on Saturday while Crystal Palace are 12/1 outsiders. The draw can be backed at 23/4.

Palace have failed to score in three of their last four matches. Chelsea to win and keep a clean sheet is priced at 1/1.

With Eden Hazard doubtful, Alvaro Morata could be Chelsea’s biggest goalscoring threat. The Spaniard is 4/1 to open the scoring and 1/1 to net anytime.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premier League match preview

Chelsea host Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in Sunday’s London derby.

Chelsea are one of three teams yet to lose in the Premier League this season. Sarri’s side are third in the table, two points behind Manchester City and Liverpool ahead of the weekend’s matches.

Last weekend the Blues won 4-0 away at Turf Moor. Alvaro Morata, Ross Barkley, Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek all scored in a convincing win. Barkley has now scored three goals in his last four appearances while Loftus-Cheek has four in three.

Both sides were in midweek Carabao Cup action. Chelsea progressed to the last eight of the competition after a narrow 3-2 win over Frank Lampard’s Derby County side. All five goals were scored in the first period with Cesc Fabregas grabbing the eventual winner.

The win extends Chelsea’s unbeaten run in all competitions to 15 matches.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 28: Luka Milivojevic of Crystal Palace celebrates scoring his side’s second goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

London derby

Palace were knocked out of the Carabao Cup after losing 1-0 to Championship side Middlesbrough on Wednesday, extending their winless streak to five matches.

Last weekend, Roy Hodgson’s side earned a valuable point at home to Arsenal. Both Palace goals came from Luka Milivojevic penalties. It could’ve been more than a point for the Eagles, who more than matched the Gunners on the day.

The result leaves Palace 14th in the table on 8 points. It’s worth noting that Palace face another top London side in Spurs in their next game, and Manchester United after that.

Palace have been much better on the road this season. They have scored three more goals and earned four more points than they have at Selhurst Park.

Chelsea won last season’s corresponding fixture 2-1 in March. The Blues’ goals came through Willian and a Martin Kelly own goal before Patrick van Aanholt pulled one back for Palace late on.

Palace have won four and drawn two of their 18 Premier League encounters against Chelsea.

Chelsea team news vs Crystal Palace

Eden Hazard is not yet ready to play 90 minutes following his return from a back injury. Sarri suggested that the Belgian will be “able to play for 40-45 minutes”.

Olivier Giroud faces a late fitness test, meaning Alvaro Morata is set to start up front.

Barkley is likely to start ahead of the inform Loftus-Cheek, while Matteo Kovacic is another option in midfield

Ethan Ampadu is a doubt with a knee injury.

Crystal Palace team news vs Chelsea

Wilfried Zaha is fit to play following a shoulder problem.

Cheikhou Kouyate and James McArthur are also set to start despite picking up minor knocks. Max Meyer provides an alternate option for Hodgson in midfield.

Connor Wickham, who only just returned from a long-term injury, has picked up a thigh strain and is ruled out.

Joel Ward misses out with a muscular injury while Scott Dann and Christian Benteke are long-term injury absentees.

20-year-old Aaron Wan Bissaka was named Palace’s player of the month for a third consecutive month.

Palace full-back Patrick van Aanholt is set to face his former club.

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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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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