Chelsea are getting closer to the top 3 in the standings, but also the Blues need to be aware of the fact that Arsenal in 5th place continue to chase with only 2 points separating. The squad directed by Maurizio Sarri are targeting top four of the final standings, in order to regain the chance to play in the European Champions League next season. Obviously, this is not easy for Chelsea, but there are still 19 matches to be won, including matches against Crystal Palace this weekend. Their party will take place on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Selhust Park Stadium.
You could say, this is a London Derby match that was established, these match brings two teams from the City of London, only the difference is that the two teams are from different levels. Apart from that, Crystal Palace, who will play at home in the party, will surely aim for full points. Because, now the Eagles are in 14th position in the standings, is not that far from the relegation zone. Roy Hodgson’s team is quite convincing in the last few weeks, considering the club’s last five party records.
From their last matches, Crystal Palace only swallowed 2 defeats and won 2 wins among them, but when compared to Chelsea, the statistics were still not good enough because of the fact the Blues managed to pack 3 wins in their last five parties, and swallow just one defeat.
Head to head Matches – Crystal Palace vs. Chelsea:
04/11/18 Chelsea 3-1 Crystal Palacee
1/3/18 Chelsea 2-1 Crystal Palace
10/14/17 Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea
04-01-17 Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace
12/17/16 Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea
Crystal Palace’s Last 5 Matches:
12/22/18 Manchester City 2-3 Crystal Palace
12/15/18 Crystal Palace 1-0 Leicester City
12-08-18 West Ham 3-2 Crystal Palace
12/12/18 Brighton Albion 3-1 Crystal Palace
12/12/18 Crystal Palace 2-0 Burnley
Chelsea’s Last 5 Matches:
12/22/18 Chelsea 0-1 Leicester City
12/12/18 Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth
12/16/18 Brighton Albion 1-2 Chelsea
12/14/18 Videoton 2-2 Chelsea
12/12/18 Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Sakho, Tomkins, van Aanholt, Wan-Bissaka, Schlupp, McArthur, Milivojevic, Townsend, Ayew, Zaha.
Chelsea: Kepa, David Luiz, Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, Rüdiger, Kovacic, Jorginho, Kanté, Willian, Pedro, Hazard.