Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premier League Predictions

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premier League
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 2-0.

Chelsea are in a fine run of form under Frank Lampard and face a Crystal Palace side struggling to find goals and victories. Expect a good game however at Stamford Bridge.

Predictions

Chelsea have won their last five consecutive games in the league, beating Brighton, Southampton, Newcastle, Burnley and Wolves.

Frank Lampard’s side have struggled to keep clean sheets however. They’ve conceded more goals than any side in the top half of the table.

Crystal Palace are in a bad run of form, and haven’t won since the 2-1 win over West Ham at the end of September.

Palace have only scored 10 times in the league this season, the worst of any side in the top half of the division

Tammy Abraham is The Blues’ top scorer with nine league goals, almost as many on his own as Palace’s squad combined.

With Chelsea’s sparkling form and Palace’s form not so sparkling, expect a home victory for Frank Lampard’s side, as they hope to consolidate their place in the top four. A 2-1 win seems likely.

 

Betting Tips

Chelsea are on a superb run after a rough start under Frank Lampard, however the confidence is now showing in the side, and are earning victories home and away. Palace are showing hallmarks of a typical Roy Hodgson side: prepared, tough and pragmatic. However, it’s difficult to see anything other than a home victory. Top bookmakers such as 888sport have a home win at 8/25.

Tammy Abraham has been a revelation for Chelsea this season, and the youngster, in his first full season in the first team, is showing little fear for seasoned Premier League sides. 888sport has the Chelsea No 9 to score first at a good price of 13/5.

Statistics

Head to Head

Chelsea have won the last three encounters against Palace. The last game, played in December 2018, was a 1-0 away win.

The last game at Stamford Bridge resulted in a 3-1, in November 2018.

Stats

  • Tammy Abraham is Chelsea’s top scorer with nine goals. Only Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has more in the division.
  • Chelsea have won their last five league games. Only Leicester and Liverpool are in better form over the past few weeks.
  • Palace have won two of their last five, losing two and drawing the other game.
  • Palace’s top scorer is Jordan Ayew, with four goals.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

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