Crystal Palace are having a terrible run of results in the Premier League after yet another defeat at home to Manchester United on Wednesday. At one point, it looked like Palace were about to share the spoils, but a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic strike gave the Red Devils a 2-1 win. One can hardly complain about the way they went against their much superior opponent. However, what matters in the end is the results. Palace have only won once in their last 10 Premier League fixtures. They are currently 16th in the table with 3 points separating from the relegation zone.
Chelsea are on an emphatic run and with the narrow 1-0 win away at Sunderland on mid-week, they stay firm at the top of the Premier League table. The Wednesday’s win is their 10th in a row. And they have conceded only 2 goals during the process and that too against evenly matched opponents Man City and Tottenham. There is no doubt that Antonio Conte’s side is the most consistent and effective team in Premier League at the moment.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Head-to-head stats
Crystal Palace defeated Chelsea 2-1 in their first Premier League clash of last season by a 2-1 margin, but the fixture was at the Stamford Bridge. In the return leg at the Selhurst Park, Chelsea had their revenge by cruising to a 3-0 win.
There are no draws in the Premier League meetings between these two sides in the last three seasons. Chelsea are the better side during the period with 4 wins as against Palace’s 2. The Blues from Stamford Bridge were also victorious in their last two visits to the Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace vs Chelsea: Prediction
It is hard to see Crystal Palace troubling a team like Chelsea with their current form. They are one of the worst defense in the league at the moment after having conceded 12 goals in the last 5 games. Alan Pardew is also coming with a depleted squad with at least 8 players out with injuries.
While Antonio Conte and his men are flying high at top of their game. Every player in the team seems to know their role and come forward with vital contributions when it matters. This will be a straight forward three points to pick for Chelsea.