After a slump in form for Crystal Palace, the struggles continue as the side take on high flying side Chelsea at the Selhurst Park Stadium. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 20:00 GMT for Matchday 34.
Roy Hodgson might be safe from relegation battles with his side, but their current form is causing more pressure. From battling for top six royalty, the side is currently 13th on the table with a three-game losing streak.
Their last outing might have sealed the last nail in the coffin following the 3-0 loss to Leicester City. The poor performance from the side raised many eyebrows, with the team failing to make more than two shots on target.
Frank Lampard is looking to bridge the gap with side Leicester, who has to take on the Gunners the same day. A win at Selhurst Park will secure the third spot for the Blues intend of Champions League football.
After an upsetting 3-2 loss to West Ham, the Blues responded with a 3-0 thrashing of Watford. However, it remains an uphill battle for Lampard with side Manchester United slowly closing in with a 16 unbeaten streak.
Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have 13 games between them, with Chelsea taking home nine wins against four wins by Crystal Palace. Here is a look at their previous results since the restart:
Leicester City 3-0 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 0-1 Burnley
Liverpool 4-0 Crystal Palace
Bournemouth 0-2 Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford
Chelsea 3-0 Watford
West Ham 3-2 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-1 Man City
Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea
Chelsea 4-0 Everton
Crystal Palace Team News
The future of winger Wilfried Zaha remains unclear with the Ivorian contend on the move from Selhurst Park. Forward Christian Benteke is becoming second best to forward Ayew will limited game time since the restart. Misfiring Townsend is yet to find the back of the net since the restart.
Chelsea Team News
Captain Jorginho will have to fight for his place in the starting line-up after youngster Gilmour becoming Lampard’s go-to guy. Having bagged his first Premier League goal, all eyes will be on Barkley, who has put in some impressive performances.
Winger Pulisic has been impressive since the restart managing to score in each game. The future of Giroud remains unclear at Stamford Bridge with the incumbent Timo Werner set to give the France World Cup Winner limited game time.
Prediction and Odds
Chelsea has the edge over Crystal Palace, especially with the side’s poor form since the restart. We expect an easy cruise for the Blues.
Goals Over 2.5
Pulisic to Score