Chelsea looks to keep a challenging week behind them this weekend as they welcome London rivals Crystal Palace home. The match schedules for Saturday at Stamford Bridge with kickoff at 2:30 pm.
Lampard experienced a shocking 27 minutes last weekend with West Brom with the Blues going down three goals down. The side managed to salvage the shame with the game ending in a 3-3 draw. The shocking turn of events put Lampard in the spotlight after a massive summer spending.
Things were not all roses last week as the victims failed to secure a quarter-finals place in the EFL Cup. The game started well with Werner netting his first Chelsea goal. A late equalizer by Lamela was enough to see the game go to penalties. A miss by Mount cost the side a spot in the quarter-finals.
A complimentary light in the game was the Blues go to see a glimpse of goalkeeper Eduoard Mendy who replaces the troubled Kepa between the sticks. This weekend will determine a lot of how the Blues move on with Lampard.
Crystal Palace was on form with a winning record since the start of the season. The side tested their prowess against in-form Everton and ended in a 2-1 loss. Roy Hodgson will be looking to pick up their form especially after putting a horror show against Manchester United.
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace Head to Head
Both sides have 14 games against each other with Chelsea taking home ten wins while Crystal Palace with four wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea
West Brom 3-3 Chelsea
Chelsea 6-0 Barnsley
Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool
Brighton 1-3 Chelsea
Crystal Palace 1-3 Everton
Manchester United 1-3 Crystal Palace
Bournemouth 0-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-0 Southampton
Chelsea Team News
The future of Hudson Oddoi remains uncertain with a loan move with an option to buy to Bayern Munich underway. Hakim Ziyech sets to make a comeback after the international break. Christina Pulisic will start on the bench with the American still recovering from an ankle injury.
Crystal Palace Team News
Mitchy Batshuayi will be unavailable to face against his former club following his loan move. Zaha and Ayew look set to start in the front. Eberechi Eze might get another start after impressing Hodgson.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Chelsea to put their best foot forward to overcome a troubled start to their new season this weekend.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5